Project | Jan, 2016 - Jan, 2024

Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems in Mekong Countries

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Overview and objectives

Summary:
IUCN is the GEF Partner Agency in charge of the implementation of the “Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems in Mekong Countries” project. A Project Preparation Grant (PPG) of USD 100,000 has…
IUCN is the GEF Partner Agency in charge of the implementation of the “Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems in Mekong Countries” project. A Project Preparation Grant (PPG) of USD 100,000 has been approved by the GEF Council.



The project will contribute to the ASEAN Programme on Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems 2014-2020 (APSMPE) endorsed by Environment Ministers in 2013, the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (AATHP), and ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy 2006-2020 (APMS). It will also contribute to implementation of the CBD, UNFCCC and UNCCD.
Objective:
The goal of the “Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems in Mekong Countries” project is to sustainably manage peatland ecosystems in targeted countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar) and to…
The goal of the “Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems in Mekong Countries” project is to sustainably manage peatland ecosystems in targeted countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar) and to conserve biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, by:

1. Expanding the network of protected peatland ecosystems in the countries in line with Aichi Target 11;
2. Strengthening the capacity for sustainable peatland management at local, national and sub-regional levels; and
3. Strengthening the management of peatland in existing protected areas to demonstrate sustainable management of peatland to conserve biodiversity, reduce GHG emissions and strengthen sustainable livelihoods for local communities.

Project at a glance

Start date:
Jan, 2016
End date:
Jan, 2024
Budget:
Regions:
Nature 2030 priorities:
SDGs:

Members and partners

International Fund for Agricultural Development,
Ministère des Affaires étrangères,
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Cambodia,
Ministry of Environment, Cambodia,
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation,
ASEAN Secretariat,
Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association,
Global Environment Centre, Malaysia,
Global Environment Facility (GEC)

Thank you to our donors

Project documents

GEF ID 9232, MEKONG

 

For the complete set of project documents, consult the the project page on the GEF website

 

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