Ecosystem based Adaptation in the Russian Far East
As of: December 2021
The Amur Basin harbours ecosystems with a rich biodiversity and a great potential for regulating the water balance. Due to the predicted higher frequency of extreme weather events under climate change, the protective functions of these ecosystems against flooding are becoming increasingly important. The project aims to preserve the ecological and economic services of freshwater and steppe ecosystems in the Amur Basin under the influence of climate change. Based on a climate change vulnerability analysis, natural flood retention areas and the most important areas for water security are to be identified and appropriately secured by a protection status. Such concepts for flood protection through ecosystem-based adaptation shall be incorporated into development plans and sector policies. Managing bodies of existing protected areas will be supported with material and training to secure water balance of the area and to protect them against wildfires.