Case Study: Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation for Resilient Livelihoods in Rupa Lake Watershed
Authors: Ram Bahadur Rana, Yam Malla, Bharat Bhandari, Parshuram Bishwakarma, Lakpa Sherpa, Niranjan Pudasaini, Indra Prasad Paudel, Aastha Bhusal, Pitambar Shrestha
This report presents findings of the case study of the impact of two initiatives implemented over recent past on local livelihoods in Rupa Lake watershed
area, Nepal in the context of ‘Climate Change, Ecosystem and Livelihood (CEL)’ nexus, and assess the suitability of Rupa watershed experience for
replication more widely. The CEL programme is a major initiative led by UNEP-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP) and
supported by China and other developing countries to promote long-term South-South Cooperation. The programme aims to assist the developing countries
in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate targets while protecting the ecosystems and improving rural livelihoods. Nepal is
one of the three countries/sites selected for the case study. The other countries/sites include Southeast Asia and Southwest China.