KATHMANDU, September 11: UN Environment is partnering with Leadership for Environment and Development Nepal (LEAD Nepal) for waste management in Nepal.
According to a press statement issued by LEAD Nepal on Sunday, LEAD Nepal will host a unit of the Waste and Climate Change Project in Nepal to capitalize on the knowledge and expertise in the field.
"LEAD Nepal will partner with UN Environment-IETC to ensure that the day-to-day management of the project activities is conducted smoothly and to ensure sustainability of the project objectives beyond the project life-span," said the statement.
The project aims to reduce GHGs and SLCPs emissions from the waste generated in Nepal; increase in the mitigating capacity of the target countries by focusing on the International Climate Initiative (IKI) Goal Dimension; strengthen capacity of policy makers and waste sector practitioners in order to contribute to the objectives of Nepal's climate change policy.
The project proposal "Waste and Climate Change was approved for funding on April 25, 2017 by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety as part of the International Climate Initiative. The project is partnering with various organizations in different countries, pursuing the principle of 'delivering through partnership'.
Solid Waste Management (SWM) has become a major concern in Nepal. The total SWM generation from 58 municipalities alone is estimated to be 524,000 tons a year.