Rahul Karki

Rahul Karki

Executive Coordinator






A graduate in Environmental Management, Rahul Karki has a decade long experience in forestry and natural resource management research. He is currently affiliated to ForestAction Nepal where his research work spans around community forestry and REDD+. He has represented the institution in various international and national platforms in various capacities. He is the managing editor of Journal of Forest and Livelihood, one of the esteemed forestry journals in Nepal. His current area of engagement involves community forestry and food security in Nepal.


Karki, R., Paudel, N.S., Adhikary, A. and Manandhar, S. 2019. Comparing and Contrasting National REDD+ Strategies in Hindukush Himalayan Region: Implications for REDD+ Implementation. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 17(1): 111-126.

Karki, R., Shrestha, K.K., Ojha, H., Paudel, N., Khatri, D., Nuberg, I. and Adhikary, A. 2018. From Forests to Food Security: Pathways in Nepal’s community forestry. Small Scale Forestry, 17(1): 89-104. DOI 10.1007/s11842-017-9377-y

Paudel N.S., Ojha, H., Shrestha, K., Cedamon, E., Karki, R., Paudel, G., Basyal, M., Nuberg, I. and Dangal, S. 2018. Towards active utilisation of community forestry: Silvo-institutional model for sustainable forest management in Nepal. Banko Janakari 27(3):120-xx. DOI: 10.3126/banko.v27i3.20557

Khatri, D.B., Thuy, T.P., Di Gregorio, M., Karki, R., Paudel, N.S., Brockhaus, M. and Bhusal, R. 2016. REDD+ Politics in the Media: A Case from Nepal. Climatic Change, 138(1): 309-323. DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1731-0

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.