Workshop on Economics of Climate Change

ISET-Nepal organized “Economics of Climate Change: Livelihood Challenges and Stakeholders Based Cost Benefit Analysis of Adaptation Options” workshop on March 29, 2012 at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal. The program focused building of resilience and local adaptive capacity. The workshop presented cost benefit analysis of adaptation options to climate change.

Mr. Ajaya Dixit, Executive Director of ISET-Nepal highlighted the need to understand concepts, resilience, adaptation and gaps relate to climate change issues and expressed his expectation from this type of sharing workshop. Ms. Shuvechha Khadka, ISET-Nepal researcher presented vulnerability assessment of Rupa watershed area using the approach of ‘systems as gateways to services’. She explained this methodology earlier used in six VDCs of the Gandak Transect, in West Nepal, to identify the most vulnerable wards of the VDCs was replicated to assess vulnerability of different units of a watershed. Mr. Arjun Dhakal presented the cost benefit assessment of climate change adaptation in Rupa Lake. He explained the purpose of the study, which was to provide understanding of socio-economic perspective of communities, local group, government and private agencies in the watershed.