Inception Report: Conduct a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment of agro-ecological zones of Nepal and appraising climate change adaptation measures in agriculture
The key overall objectives of the assignment are to:
- Identify and appraise adaptation options for agricultural practices in agro-ecological zones covering Dailekh, Bardiya and Mugu districts based on their incremental cost/benefits, taking into account climate change.
- Prioritize adaptation measures in agriculture to reduce climate risk and climate change-induced disaster risks, in the context of current agricultural practices and strategies as well as valuation of watershed ecosystem services.
- Prepare an Investment Framework for the prioritized, most viable agricultural adaptation options that are congruent to GCF investment criteria and Nepal National Adaptation Plan (NAP) priorities.
- Strengthen capacities within MoAD, MoLD and local governments to make use of tools such as applied economic valuation of ecosystem support services and cost benefit analysis as a means to evaluate and prioritize agricultural CCA options.