GMS Forest and Biodiversity Regional Support Project (2014-2016)

With support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the GMS Core Environment Program is strengthening regional collaboration to manage key transboundary biodiversity landscapes in the GMS.

Currently focusing on the Sino Viet Nam Karst and Mekong Headwaters landscapes and complementing CEP’s on-the-ground livelihoods and conservation support in biodiversity corridors, the project has the following objectives:

  • Strengthen international cooperation mechanisms for transboundary conservation.
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange through regional platforms and forums.
  • Develop spatial conservation plans and strategies for transboundary landscapes
  • Address climate change impacts in the landscapes through ecosystem-based adaptation

So far, the project has funded regional knowledge exchange forums, raised awareness about Ecosystem-based approaches to address climate change challenges in landscapes, supported the development of bilateral collaboration Memoranda of Understanding for transboundary landscapes. It has also supported socioeconomic and biodiversity assessments that will feed into the development of management strategies for the two landscapes, which will be the major priority activity for 2016.

Publish Date: 7th December 2015

Last Updated: 5th June 2016

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National Experts Test GMS Guidelines for Assessing Watershed Climate Vulnerability

22nd September 2017

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