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Ecosystem-based adaptation and regional evelopment by empowerment of Ukrainian Biosphere Reserves

As of: March 2021

Adaptation to the impacts of climate change has not yet been consistently integrated into Ukraine’s land management and strategic planning. This has resulted in various land use practices and infrastructure projects that have led to the critical loss of the regulating ecosystem services. The project integrates an EbA approach to sustainable land use into national and regional planning. Specifically, it supports the Desnyanskyi, Roztochya and Shatskyi biosphere reserves through the introduction of participatory and adaptive ecosystem management. This is also achieved by building up knowledge among local stakeholders , increasing the number of personnel and by developing strategies and networks. The project also develops proposals on how EbA principles can be incorporated into environmental legislation and ecosystem management. Suitable proposals for EbA measures are also being tested in a pilot scheme using an ideas competition in the three biosphere reserves.

State of implementation/results

  • First citizen and expert workshops (MARISCO stakeholder workshops) Part I have taken place in the UNESCO biosphere reserves Roztochya, Shatskyi and Desnyanskiy.
  • A German-Ukrainian training course on ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Eberwalde with participants from five Ukrainian biosphere reserves was conducted:…
  • The project website is available online in Ukrainian and English:…
  • Expert workshops (MARISCO stakeholder workshops) Part II have taken place in the biosphere reserves Roztochya, Shatskyi and Desnyanskiy in online format.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Michael-Succow-Foundation / Michael Succow Stiftung

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources - Ukraine

Implementing partner(s):
  • Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde - HNEE) - Germany

BMU grant:
998.320,63 €

07/2018  till  06/2021


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