The Himalayan Community Carbon Project (HCCP) operates with forest user groups of 8 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Nepal. It is spread from the eastern to the western region in Dhankuta, Baglung, Rupandehi and Dang districts. It focuses on the forests and the livelihoods of poor and socially excluded rural Himalayan communities. These include the different forest user groups; community and public land.
Due to climate change, these communities are having a hard life. As their livelihood depends on the forest, there is a need to save these forests. Thus HCCP aims to maintain these mountain forests intact and make these communities less vulnerable.
Activities therefore include fire and grazing control, promotion of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) and income generating activities, which would reduce carbon emissions along with carbon addition activities such as plantation and improved forest management.