Insufficient access, quantity and reliability of water supply, insufficient knowledge of water conservation, water reuse, water table recharge, waterway and watershed protection and green infrastructure
Households without private toilets, especially in Terai towns, no waste water treatment plants and poor solid waste collection mechanism, lack of recycling or reuse options, composting or other zero waste strategies
Traffic and air quality issues due to congestion from poor road construction (dust) and lack of smog regulations for vehicles, lack of convenient alternative transportation infrastructure like bicycle lanes, insufficient clean public transportation choices for example, sufficient and convenient electric tempos and clean energy buses to connect cities
Though Nepal has ended official load shedding, poor quality of electricity with frequent blackouts, low uptake for renewable energy potential
Poor air quality especially in Kathmandu valley
Unplanned housing and building construction
In light of these needs, UNEP is currently working in Nepal to help support its sustainable (urban) development at three different levels: national, regional, and local.
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