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Nepal is a country rich in geographical, ethnic and social diversity. The majority of its population is Hindu, and the country is managed by a stratified and hierarchical structure that controls access to land and natural resources.

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Document forgery on the rise leads to Nepal’s international repute on the decline

11 July 2021

Rabindra Maharjan from Bhainsepati has a government document which states that he constructed a hospital in Chandrapur municipality-8 in Rautahat. The document, which is on the letterhead of the Buddhist Philosophy Promotion and Monastery Development Committee under the Ministry of Culture, states…

EU Energy Project in Nepal Sets Landmark Precedent on Indigenous Consent

23 June 2021

The European Investment Bank has large investments in Nepal, with four projects in its energy sector, but has done little to stop rights violations.  Indigenous rights are at a critical crossroads after communities in Nepal have succeeded in holding the European Union’s investment bank…

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‘We guard the forest’: Carbon markets without community recognition not viable

4 June 2021

Researchers looked at 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that hold almost 70% of the world’s tropical forests and 62% of the total feasible natural climate solution potential, and found that most of the tropical forested countries looking to benefit from carbon markets still need to…



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What is lacking in Nepal’s land reform initiative?

1 July 2021

Although land reform has been a priority area of the government, land use planning has always remained under the shadow of revenue collection and land distribution. Agriculture is fundamentally a land based activity and is, therefore, heavily dependent on land reform. Its effect on agricultural…

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9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9)

Source: IIED   The International Institute for Environment and Development is pleased to announce the dates for the 9th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9), which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 23-30 April, 2015. The theme of the conference is 'Measuring and…