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  • Rahul Karki is affiliated to ForestAction as a researcher. His main research interest includes forestry, payment for ecosystem services (PES) and climate change. Currently, he is engaged in a research on community forestry and food security. The key focus of this research is to explore the linkages between community forestry and food security in the context of Nepal. Besides, he is engaged in number of other research including climate adaptation and REDD+. Mr. Karki holds a Masters degree in Environment Management.


    Rai, J., Karki, R. and Worthington, R. 2015. Biodiversity and Sustainability in Nepal: A Role for Deliberation? In: Rask, M. and Worthington, R. (Eds.), Governing Biodiversity through Democratic Deliberation. Routledge.

    Gurung, A., Karki, R., Cho, J.S., Park, K.W. and Oh, S. 2013. Roles of Renewable Energy Technologies in Improving the Rural Energy Situation in Nepal: Gaps and Opportunities. Energy Policy, 62:1104-1109

    Paudel, G. and Karki, R. 2013. REDD+ Governance, Benefit Sharing and the Community: Understanding REDD+ from Stakeholders' Perspective in Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 11(2).

    Karki, R. and Gurung, A. 2012. An Overview of Climate Change and its Impact on Agriculture: A Review from Least Developing Country, Nepal. International Journal of Ecosystem, 2(2): 19-24.

    Gurung, A., Karki, R. and Bista, R. 2011. Community Based Forest Management in Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges. Resources and Environment, 1(1): 26-31.

    Gurung, A., Gurung, O.P., Karki, R. and Bista, R. 2011. Impact of Non-governmental Organizations in Rural Community Development: A Case Study from Trans-Himalayan Region of Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sociology, 1(1): 1-7.

    Gurung, A., Karki R., Bista R. and Oh S.E. Peoples’ Perception towards Urban Forestry and Institutional Involvement in Metropolitan Cities: A Survey of Lalitpur City in Nepal. Small-scale Forestry, 11: 193-205.

    Karki, R., Khatri, D.B., Joshi, L. and B.K. D. 2011. Payment for Ecosystem Services in Protected Areas (in Nepali). Hamro Ban Sampada, 9(1).

    Gurung, A., Gurung, O.P., Karki, R. and Oh, S.E. Improper Agricultural Practices Lead to Landslide and Mass Movement Disasters: A Case Study Based on Upper Madi Watershed, Nepal. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2011 (Accepted)

    Paudel, G. and Karki, R. 2010. REDD+ Payments and Benefit Sharing Mechanism (in Nepali). Hamro Ban Sampada, 8(2): 69-77.

    Aryal, R.K., Lee, B.K., Karki, R., Gurung, A., Baral, B., Byeon, S.H. 2009. Dynamics of PM2.5 concentrations in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Journal of Hazardous Materials, HAZMAT-9585.

    Aryal, R.K., Lee, B.K., Karki, R., Gurung, A., Kandasamy, J., Pathak, B.K., Sharma, S. and Giri, N. 2008. Seasonal PM10 dynamics in Kathmandu Valley. Atmospheric Environment, 42(37): 8623-8633.

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