‘Hariyo Pusta’ is a youth-initiative, which has been strengthening and promoting climate change adaptation, mitigation, and climate responsive sustainable urban planning through informative sessions, eco-club formation and mass plantation programs. In 2022, Hariyo Pusta’s young team worked in 7 municipalities of emerging cities in Nepal to boost greenery, mitigate the consequences of climate change and encourage youth- led climate initiatives. We have directly reached over 1489 students of 21 schools and formed 21 eco-clubs (Hariyo Pusta club) all over Nepal. We have successfully organized youth-focused cycle rallies followed by plantation activity in unused open spaces of the municipalities. Hariyo Pusta, a name widely adored by Nepalese people, is a movement for sustainable prosperity, justice and inclusion.
Consultation meetings with experts from Tribhuvan University, Ministry of Forest and Environment and other institutions advocating for climate action, sustainable urban planning and development, and youth-centered training was conducted. Project areas from 7 provinces were chosen using expert’s advice and analysis.