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Forest resilience of Armenia, enhancing adaptation and rural green growth via mitigation

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Countries: Thailand
Regions: Salween
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Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
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Nature-Based Solutions
Progress to Date: 18.7 million tonnes Tonnes of emissions avoided
Services Needed: Financial support
Desired Partner: Investor
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2013  »  Dec. 2020
Project Website: www.greenclimate.fund/project/sap014
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Additional Benefits: Heightened agreement on priority basin water challenges
Beneficiaries: Ecosystems
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: pool
Project Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 95%

Project Overview

Armenia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Its forests are highly sensitive to climate change, while its rural population is dependent on fuelwood to meet their energy demands. By focusing on the forest-energy nexus, the project will target adaptation and mitigation measures in two of the country's administrative areas most vulnerable to climate change in Lori and Syunik. This GCF project is the countryÕs…

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Armenia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Its forests are highly sensitive to climate change, while its rural population is dependent on fuelwood to meet their energy demands. By focusing on the forest-energy nexus, the project will target adaptation and mitigation measures in two of the country's administrative areas most vulnerable to climate change in Lori and Syunik. This GCF project is the countryÕs first forestry-oriented funding proposal. It will increase the role of communities governing and managing natural resources through forest concessions and improved fuelwood management, timber production and non-timber forest products. This is a relatively new approach in Armenia, and has the potential to act as a model for the entire country. The project will include an increase in the use of energy-efficient appliances in the private sector and rural households to decrease pressure on natural ecosystems.

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Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Project Benefits: Heightened agreement on priority basin water challenges
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Ecosystems
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (i.e., joint funding of several partners)
Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources

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PLANTING DENSITY 3100 trees per ha EMPLOYEES 25 PLANTING SEASONS June, July, August and September. MAIN CHALLENGE Climate change, natural disaster risk, fire CAUSE OF DEGRADATION Selective logging, unsustainable agricultural practices linked to cash crop incentives, wildfire, land tenure insecurity WHY THIS SITE? Flood & landslide mitigation, riparian corridors, landscape connectivity, integrated watershed management LONG TERM PROTECTION Accelerated forest restoration and sustainable local livelihoods

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