The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability in Nepal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process evaluates how patterns of risk or potential benefit are shifting due to climate change, and considers how impacts and risks related to climate change can be reduced and managed through adaptation. The framework assesses needs, options, opportunities, constraints, resilience, limits, and other aspects associated with adaptation.
Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Framework and Indicators for National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Formulation Process in Nepal has been prepared to facilitate the process of developing a common understanding on the ‘Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA)’ methodological framework and tools for Nepal’s NAP formulation process. The VRA framework presented here is based on the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the NAP guidelines, and has been devised for use in the overall vulnerability and risk assessment that is required for NAP formulation process. The methodological process for conducting VRA and the indicators for the thematic sectors and country-specific cross-cutting sectors are also presented.