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Ecosystem based Adaptation in high mountain regions of Central Asia

As of: February 2020

Objective and activities

The project tests ecosystem-based approaches (EbA) to climate change adaptation in selected high mountain regions of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and identifies institutional, administrative, economic, technical and informational challenges to implementation. Based on the knowledge gained, the project is developing a corresponding range of instruments for Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan designed to facilitate the integration of EbA measures into political processes. The instruments include methods for devising appropriate strategies to protect and for sustainable use of ecosystem services, training courses and identifying possible sources of financing. Kazakhstan is participating in a supraregional policy dialogue process in order to disseminate new approaches and integrate these into planning processes. In addition to climate change adaptation, the measures also directly contribute to preserving ecosystems and natural carbon sinks, and to conserving biodiversity.

State of implementation/results

  • Development of a roadmap to reinforce climate financing mechanisms supported.
  • Training on Climate Finance Readiness for die National Designated Authority (NDA) and additional partners conducted.
  • 16 experts from different organisations from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan were trained as EbA facilitators to implement Eba methods with local communities.
  • The projects methodology to plan and implement ecosystem based adaptation methods in the high mountain region of central Asia is presented as a “full solution” on the Panorama Solutions Platform and has been included as best practice in the Nairobi Programme. Publication of an article under:…
  • The project reforested and rehabilitated 75 ha in Tajikistan. In Kyrgyzstan a forest area of 8 ha is under more sustainable management. By installing a livestock watering outside the forest, it was possible to significantly reduce the pressure of use. On another hectare, an agroforestry area was created for demonstration purposes.

Project data

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Committee for Environmental Protection - Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Energy - Kazakhstan
  • State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry - Kyrgyzstan
  • CAMP Alatoo - Kyrgyzstan
  • Michael-Succow-Foundation (Michael-Succow-Stiftung - MSS) - Germany

BMU grant:
6.500.000,00 €

05/2015  till  12/2020


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