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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Consultation Workshop on GMS Climate Change and Environment Sustainability Program (CCESP)

1 to 2 April 2019
Event

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Climate Change and Environment Sustainability Program (CCESP): The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) on CCESP will build on the key achievements of two phases of the Core Environment Program and support the implementation of the GMS Core Environment Program Strategic Framework and Action Plan 2018-2022, which was endorsed at the Fifth GMS Environment Ministers’ Meeting held in 2018. The CCESP will focus on creating enabling conditions to leverage additional investment in priority areas such as (i) green technologies and sustainable infrastructure; (ii) natural resources and ecosystem services; and (iii) green growth, climate resilience and disaster risk management.

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GMS Working Group on Environment 24th Annual Meeting

1st April 2019
Event

The 24th Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group (WG) on Environment reviewed the achievements of the GMS Core Environment Program Phase II and discussed the way forward. WGE AM-24 was hosted by the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) with support from ADB through the GMS Environment Operations Center.

 

The WGE AM-24 was followed by thematic discussions that covered the proposed new programs entitled: "GMS Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Program (CCESP)" and "GMS Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program (SAFSP)" which are aligned with three out of seven operational priorities of Strategy 2030 approved by the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board in 2018.

 

The CCESP will focus on ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability, while SAFSP will focus on ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: promoting rural development and food security. Both programs will support ADB Strategy 2030’s operational priority: fostering regional cooperation and integration.

 

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