Making Nepali Industries Climate Smart.
Just like every other strata of the society and economy, climate change threatens Nepal’s budding industries too. This program works with leading private sector companies in selective industries to help them get Climate Smart.
Prashant Singh, Founder and CEO, HCI
HCI, with its climate smart initiative, has made an effort to make Nepali industries environment friendly, which is beneficial to the company as well as the society and people living around. Following the recommendations made after assessment, Ghorai Cement Industries is proud to be ‘Jalabayu Anukul’.
Aditya Sanghai, Director, Ghorai Cement Industry
Nepal being one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world, its industries are susceptible to the impacts of climate change. Through its Jalabayu Anukul initiative, HCI works with Nepali industrial establishments to help them be more climate resilient.
HCI signed an Memorandum of Understanding with Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) to promote climate-smart practices among Nepali industries. The initiative works with the partner industries to improve their practices so far as they relate to three actionable- Climate Awareness, Climate Adaptation and Low Carbon Development.
HCI being a non-profit organization, its effort in this regard is purely based on voluntary collaborative efforts of Nepali industries. The cost of assessment of industrial practices and vulnerabilities, developing recommendation, and actionable are taken care of by the partner industries.
HCI is currently piloting Jalabayu Anukul initiative with Ghorahi Cement Industries Private Limited (GCIPL), Dang, Nepal. With the licensed/installed capacity of 1200 metric tons a day, GCIPL is the largest cement manufactures of Nepal.