Access to clean and sustainable energy for all people is a prerequisite for a prosperous Nepal. Despite its vast richness in natural resources, Nepal has not been able to harness these in a sustainable manner in order to boost the Nepali economy. Although Nepal has made a negligible contribution towards global warming, climate change is undermining its already weak development efforts. Nepal has an opportunity to adopt a development strategy that depends on clean and sustainable energy, is climate resilient and is accessible to our current and future generations. The Energy and Climate Change Unit in CEN works to promote clean and sustainable energy, climate resilient planning and development through research based advocacy and awareness campaigns. CEN partners with international, national and grassroots level organizations and networks working in energy and climate change issues.
Nepal prepared and submitted its first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UN Climate Change Secretariat in October 2016, which has recently been revised and submitted to the UNFCCC on 8th of December 2020 as the second NDC of Nepal. The revised NDC has been prepared by Nepal covering the sector as guided by the IPCC technical guideline and is also on the prescribed format recommended by the UNFCCC.Read More
Strengthening the role of Non State Actors in climate change policy formulation in South Asia and enhancing their capacities to influence global climate change negotiationsRead More
Clean Energy Nepal is implementing a project entitled “Building Resilience and Climate Adaptive Planning in Urban Centers of Nepal” in two municipalities of Mid-Western Nepal. The Main objective of the project is; urban centers of Nepal become people-centered and resilient to climate extremes and disasters.Read More