Kathmandu, Aug. 27 -- Nepal's per capita greenhouse gas emission may be negligible compared to industrialised countries, but it has doubled in the last seven years.

This does not bode well for the country's commitment to achieving net-zero by 2050, nor to an increased trade gap due to burgeoning petroleum imports.

A mandatory report filed by the Ministry of Environment with the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has put Nepal's current emission at 28,166 gigagrams of carbon dioxide (Gg Co2) per year, up from 13,447 Gg Co2in 2014 - mainly due to the increasing import of petroleum from India for the transportation sector.

Nepal recently handed in itssecond Nationally Determined Contributions(NDC) Report, third National ...