The project aims to enhance national capacities to adapt to anticipated climate change impacts in the affected south-eastern forests of Armenia. The project will help to achieve a full-fledged mainstreaming of adaptation into the forest management and conservation framework whereby climate change impacts on forest ecosystems will be incorporated into the forest management policies and measures. The project will reduce vulnerability and increase adaptative capacity to cope with the adverse impact of climate change in valuable mountain forest ecosystems in Armenia. The project also aims to reduce the risk of global biodiversity loss and to enhance protection of mountain forest ecosystems and their sustainable use in the context of anticipated climate change over the next 25- to 50-year timeframe. In addition to global benefits, the project will also generate national benefits by enhancing national capacity for planned adaptation.
The project components include:
(i) policy support to mainstream adaptation into the forest management plans and policies, including national policies and legislation on forest management sensitized to climate change impacts;
(ii) capacity development for systematic adaptation, including institutional and individual capacities built to sustainably address adaptation needs;
(iii) adaptation practice established as a pilot basis for further repletion, including measures aimed at increasing the resilience and adaptability of forest ecosystems developed and implemented.
To access the project profile available at the UNDP-Adaptation Learning Mechanism click here.
Information about the project is also available at the UNFCCC website under the database on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation.
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