The Climate Change Management Division (CCMD),& under the Ministry of Forests and Environment, was formed in 2018. The Division functions as a central nodal agency on climate change. It leads formulation of climate change-related policies, plans, and programs, implements them in coordination with government and non-government organizations, and monitor their implementation. It also works as a focal point for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The key roles of CCMD are as follows:
- To facilitate the formulation of climate change policies and programs
- Assist and liaise with federal ministries, provincial governments, and municipalities to build their capacities to ensure that the provisions outlined in the National Climate Change Policy are integrated into their policies, plans, and programs
- Offer technical assistance in the implementation of climate change policies and plans
- Guide sectoral ministries and sub-national governments on mainstreaming climate change in their development policies and plans
- To conduct research on climate change,
- Carry out research and studies and prepare national and international communication reports on climate change, including GHG inventory and adaptation actions, in coordination with various government and non-government organizations.
- Prepare and publish annual status report on climate change,
- Maintain a database and coordinate efforts to improve future cycle of vulnerability assessments and loss and damage associated with climate change.
- Design adaptation and mitigation projects and manage climate finance for their implementation
- To act as the focal point of international treaties on climate change,
- To coordinate and facilitate the work done and to be done by various agencies and organizations on climate change,
- Facilitate the planning of the Climate Change Council meeting,
- To prepare and implement programs related to climate change adaptation and mitigation
- Take the lead in developing climate action plans for both adaptation and mitigation, facilitating the management of climate financing, assisting in the development of climate technology, organizing national and international meetings, and fulfilling international reporting requirements.
- Prepare necessary national working papers for climate change talks,
- Preparation, monitoring and preparation of periodic reports for greenhouse gases
- To prepare and make proposals for mobilizing technical and financial assistance for climate change related programs
- To organize seminars, workshops and trainings on climate change,
- To mitigate the effects of climate change, to do other things,
- To act as the Designated National Authority (DNA) of the Clean Development Mechanism,
- Identify areas that increase greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean energy and green productivity.
- To provide technical assistance to the REDD implementation center,
- To prepare and submit national reports including greenhouse gas emissions in line with international commitments,
- To carry out other works as assigned to this branch.
- Facilitate mitigation measures and carbon trade.
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation of national climate change policies and international commitments, in particular, those made under UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
The Division, led by the Joint Secretary, reports to the MoFE Secretary. The Division is divided into five divisions, each of which is led by an Under Secretary and staffed by officers:
a) Climate Change Section,
b) Adaptation Section,
c) Mitigation Section,
d) Climate Technology Section, and
e) Green House Gas Measurement Section.
Dr. Radha Wagle is the Joint Secretary and the Chief of CCMD and acts as a focal point for the UNFCCC.