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Nepal

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

• By 2030, halt the conversion of forests to other land cover classes and maintain the forest cover at the most recent baseline figure of National Forest Reference Level, 2017 (44.70%, as of 2014).
• By 2030, increase the agricultural growth by 6% per annum. The current baseline is 3% as of 2010 (Agriculture Development Strategy, ADS 2015-2035).
• By 2030, increase the Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) stock in forest and cropland by 1.0% per year. The current baselines are 132.4 t/ha for forest and 86.1 t/ha for cropland, and an average rate of SOC loss was estimated at -0.01% per annum (default global data/ UNCCD).
• By 2030, out of 26277 hectares of wetlands (Lakes, Reservoirs, Ponds and Marginal swamps) 10% of wetland ecosystems will be restored. Their resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stock will be enhanced by conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems, focusing on degraded forests, protected areas, and conservation areas which will contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to combat desertification/land degradation.

Reference documents
LDN Country Commitments 2018 English