GMS Workshop on Landscape Approaches

Hanoi, Viet Nam 10 to 11 December 2015

This 2-day workshop brought together government and international organization representatives to share experiences, information, tools, and discuss collaborative opportunities to improve the sustainable management of important landscapes in the GMS.

Specific objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Provide information and learning on key concepts, principles, and processes for landscape management approaches.
  • Exchange practical experience and knowledge on implementing landscape approaches.
  • Share experience and knowledge on biodiversity corridors and other approaches to improve ecosystem connectivity.
  • Share information and experiences on how to integrate climate change resilience into landscape planning and management, including ecosystem-based adaptation for conservation and communities.
  • Introduce and update progress of the Global Environment Facilities’ GMS Forest and Biodiversity Programme, including national initiatives as well as the Core Environment Program-led Regional Support Project.
  •  Discuss and prepare a roadmap for the collaborative implementation of the Regional Support Project in the Sino-Viet Nam Karst, Mekong Headwaters, and Cardamom Mountainslandscapes.

The workshop was co-organized by CEP, the Viet Nam Environment Agency (under the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) and the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Center. Presenters included representatives from environment ministries, WWF, IUCN, GIZ, and the GMS Environment Operations Center.

Presentations from the forum are available for download below.

 


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