This document presents Nepal's vision for the forestry sector, which consists of promoting the "sustainable management of forest ecosystems, biodiversity and watersheds fully optimised for national prosperity".
Strategic pillars identified include climate change mitigation and resilience, improved governance, private sector engagement, and sustainable management of resource.
This strategy "aims to enhance forest carbon stocks and reduce deforestation. Concrete goals mentioned for 2025 include an increase in the forest carbon stock by 5% and a reduction of the mean annual deforestation rate from 0.44% and 0.18% to 0.05% in Nepal’s largest forests, Tarai and Chure, respectively. Additionally, the Strategy envisages the operation of a forest carbon trade or payment mechanism, which could facilitate the protection of Nepali forests."
(source: Climate Action Tracker)