GEF Commits $1 million to CEP for Transboundary Landscape Collaboration
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved nearly $1 million for the Core Environment Program (CEP) to strengthen regional collaboration on transboundary landscapes. The funding was allocated under GEF’s Greater Mekong Subregion Forests and Biodiversity Program (GMS-FBP).
Under the GMS-FBP, the “Creating Transboundary Links through a Regional Support Project” will act as an ‘umbrella’ to create synergy and facilitate knowledge exchange between four GMS-FBP biodiversity conservation projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Apart from the national projects, two of which will be implemented by ADB, the regional support project will also build on CEP’s own work on transboundary biodiversity landscapes to:
- Establish collaborative mechanisms to strengthen regional collaboration in GMS transboundary biodiversity conservation;
- Develop conservation plans and strategies for GMS transboundary landscapes;
- Address climate change impacts in GMS transboundary landscapes through climate vulnerability assessments and ecosystem based approaches; and
- Facilitate regional knowledge exchange on GMS transboundary landscapes.
Publish Date: 18th May 2014
Last Updated: 3rd June 2014
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