The government of Nepal has made commendable efforts to bring environmental issues to the forefront and to have them included into policies over the past 50 years. Government of Nepal promulgated sectoral policies for all ministries and departments. However, there is a significant knowledge gap on the extent to which these policies are integrated with green economy, and whether such integrations can contribute to sustainable development. Green economy came into prominence at the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) as a tool of sustainable development. A review of policies, ranging from forest, commerce and defense to agriculture, suggests that much of policies are not well integrated into green economy. Given the lack of administrative and political will, inadequate human resources and political instability there remains a need of integration of green economy issues in non-environmental policy sectors.
Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences is a partner of Erasmus+ financed project “ Enhancing Green Economy in 3 countries of Asia“ (EGEA). The project aims to strengthen capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs) to prepare a well-trained human resources in the Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal and India. This project is being implemented by 16 research institutions and universities including KIAS, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara University from eight different countries.
The details are availble in the project website: