Eight Steps towards Adaptation
11/12/2019 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. AUCA hosted the workshop “Natural Capital Accounting in Kyrgyzstan - Pilot Projects’ Experience” organized by GIZ and the National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic with financial support from the Green Growth Knowledge Platform. Preliminary findings on natural capital accounting in developing strategies to reduce ecosystem degradation in Kyrgyzstan were presented. At present, the methodology of economics of land degradation is being tested in the country with a focus on developing recommendations for green growth and reducing land degradation. The National Statistics Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic is preparing “accelerated” forest accounts showing the contribution of forest ecosystems to the national economy, as well as physical and monetary land accounts. State Agency for Land Resources has introduced new opportunities for analyzing data and mapping through remote sensing to get a clear idea of the current state and economic potential of land assets. The goals of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs will be facilitated by Kyrgyzstan joining the Global Green Growth Institute, which is to be approved by the Parliament in the near future.
01/11/2019 – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Central Asian Institute of Applied Geosciences (CAIAG) expressed gratitude and appreciation to GIZ as well as personally to Mr. Paul Schumacher, EbA project manager, for fruitful cooperation and invaluable support during the International Conference dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the CAIAG. Thanks to our cooperation over the past many years the projects for conducting and supporting research in the field of Earth sciences: geodynamics and geohazards, climate, water resources and geo-ecology, the use and conservation of natural resources have been successfully implemented. Within the framework of these projects we were able to achieve practical results which make an invaluable contribution to the development of science in the Kyrgyz Republic, Central Asia as well as the International Scientific Community. For more details, please, follow the link.
1/10/2019 – Naryn province, Kyrgyzstan. At the beginning of October the German Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Monica Iversen visited At-Bashi village where the project on ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change is being implemented. Subsidize recipient, the CAMP Alatoo public foundation, introduced the Ambassador to the project activities in the sphere of environmental education at the local school as well as river bank stabilization and flood protection through gabion constructions. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.
9-10/10/2019 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Climate Risks and Vulnerability Assessment workshop was held, with international experts involved to take part. The workshop was an occasion to present theoretical foundations, tools for analysis and evaluation of climate risks across the major sectors in the economy over the long run. Tourism and transportation were considered pilot sectors for the purposes of assessment. Workshop attendees had an interactive experience in approbating climate risks assessment methodology, adopting it, and generating subsequent actions to mitigate its negative impact across the economy.
Grazing Response Index (GRI) based pasture management training for residents of the Ak-Sai Valley of the Kyrgyz Republic
06/2018 - Naryn Oblast, Kyrgyzstan. Pasture users in the Ak-Sai valley learned new aspects of pasture rotation at the workshop “Assessing Effects of GRI-Based Grazing Management”. The GRI methodology is designed to plan pasture use in accordance with regular rotations within a given season.