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

As of: July 2020

Objective and activities

The project aims at integrating an EBA-informed approach to national and regional planning and action, leading to better adapted land-use and wide-ranging sustainable development. The expected outcome is to empower three biosphere reserves in three different ecoregions – Desna, Roztochya and West Polesie – becoming role models that catalyse the introduction of a new type of participatory, adaptive ecosystem management in the wider landscape. This will be achieved by a) increasing local knowledge on climate change, its impacts and EBA; b) developing strategies, human capacities and networks, so that biosphere reserves can lead processes of participatory EBA-informed landscape planning and practices; c) elaborating policy proposal for integrating principles of EBA into environmental legislation and ecosystem management. The project targets inhabitants, land users, managers of BRs, and downstream ecosystem service beneficiaries, as well as national and regional policy makers.

State of implementation/results

  • First citizen and expert workshops have taken place in the UNESCO biosphere reserves Roztochya, West Polesie and Desnyanskiy.

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources - Ukraine

BMU grant:
998.320,63 €

07/2018  till  06/2021

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