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Sustainable development for LDCs

Schematic Representation of ‘Sustainable Development’

Climate Change is a global fact. There is a need to agree on a framework of action during Rio+20 and have, among others, a timeline for implementing sustainable development commitments with a set of actionable goals. The poor and mountainous countries contribute least to global warming but are the most vulnerable to climate change and erratic weather patterns. But, their capacity to address the problems is limited. Therefore, the global community needs to develop mechanisms to support the most vulnerable countries in effectively addressing the adverse impacts of climate change and for using the opportunities resulting from it to improve livelihood and achieve climate-resilient development. The ability of vulnerable countries to address different global crises is limited and therefore the need for a mechanism to help such countries to overcomes crises, and improve resilience. 

Nepal believes this can be achieved through proper and effective integration of Istanbul Program of action for the LDCs in the global sustainable development agenda. While using natural resources (hydropower generation and biodiversity conservation) for economic gains, care must be taken to ensure fair and equitable benefit sharing with local communities and indigenous people, whose life and livelihood directly or indirectly depend on the resources or the ecosystem services. Both income inequality and poverty reduction need to be addressed sustainably taking into account the need to democratize ownership, control and decision making over productive natural resources and assets. 
There has to be an appropriate mix of the democratic and inclusive models such as cooperatives, collective and community- based and driven ventures, and public-private enterprises for ensuring that the economic activities contribute to the developmental goals of the community and society. LDCs such as Nepal need support for the strengthening innovation capacity to generate appropriate technologies, enhance extension services and improve market infrastructures for increasing the productivity of agriculture and natural resources. It is also necessary to develop easily adoptable and resilient technologies that meet the needs of the poor, women and excluded groups and communities. Both farm and non- farm linkages need to be strengthened by improving connectivity, creating post- harvest infrastructures and facilities, promoting value adding small and micro enterprises (SMEs) and increasing marketing and distribution efficiency.

Despite constraints, Nepal has made considerable progress in implementing programs related to the natural resources management, renewable energy, health and education and poverty reduction. It can be better given its comparative advantages and natural resources endowment for the developing sustainable agriculture, ecotourism, water resources, renewable energy, non- timber forest products, community forestry and biodiversity conservation. However, it needs additional support (finance, technology transfer and capacity development) for the sustaining the achievements and scaling up the successful pilot interventions.


  1. Yep, Indeed i have written as a wider aspect of sustainable development including the grass root level of the local communities that, how they maintain their livelihood in the context of climate change and other natural disasters. And its our responsibility to talk on this kind of matters, as a responsible citizens an as a environmental services professionals. So lets be focusing on this kind of issues to gain sustainability. Cause i think it is relates with development without any distructions..

  2. The Nepalese teachers Website has now turned out as home of brightest minds with brilliant ideas who are working hard on giving education a more peculiar name resounding meaning to be the pillar of human faith.It all depends on whether our role should be one inspired by the kind of morals and social sanity anchoring the entire pillar regarding strengthening capacities for enhancing human faith embedded upon principles resonating our characters and fitness to resolve conflicts and solve problems.How much confident have we remained about skills imparted into society and what impact has been left behind to alter the human behavior concerning interrelations and interdependence of our humanities ? All these and many other related questions will still raise furthermore lessons for digest as well as finally adding knowledge to our learning.Subsequently,we will be able to understand that this is a continuous chain of process in the history of our humanities as well as interconnections from past experiences whilst also interjecting into new communities.We all have a role to play in pushing for this moral thread of our society forward into the future.For instance,we have continuously convened even major conferences and workshops in effort to seek an opinion as way of improving the human welfare.This has yielded both successful stories and some notable failures along the course of times.How eager will the world remain focused on one lesson that addresses concerns and offers abilities for our humanities to equally sustain side by side with the Eco-system whilst flourishing in knowledge and wisdom ? When a firm conviction is laid on arms of human abilities to strengthen capacities and lay capabilities for our humanities to continuously stimulating insights into notable and insightful composure of learning then we correctly manage and successfully define the future in next decade to come until 2020 which forthrightly fulfills on our ''vision LDCs under IPoA, (Istanbul Programme of Action'').We fervently mean to offer an effective education that leads into eternity,one which clearly envision humanities on glories into life and its existence.

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