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UNDP Supports GEF-funded Adaptation Project in Mountain Forest Ecosystem in Armenia

Gef New LogoOctober 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is the implementing agency for a Global Environment Facility-funded (GEF) project to build up the resilience and adaption capacity of mountain forest ecosystems in Armenia, a biodiversity hotspot area containing half of the region's floral diversity, to protect against climate change effects.

UNDP, in collaboration with scientists, government officials and local communities, is promoting improved ecological restoration, prevention of forest fires and fighting the incidence of pests across 75,000 hectares of land, while ensuring that local communities participate and benefit from the adaptation efforts.

The project is being financed through the Strategic Priority on Adaptation (SPA) as part of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The SPA is a trust fund of US$50 million, supporting 23 projects. [Adaptation and Learning Mechanism] [Climate Change Information Center of Armenia][GEF Project Details]