Project: Enhancing Cooperation Among Central and Eastern European Countries on Climate Change and Nature-Based Adaptation Solutions.

Under the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of Moldova, the overall objective of this Project is to foster cooperation among key institutions from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries, namely Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, on protecting the biodiversity of the region through ecosystem-based adaptation and risk reduction of climate change. This objective will be realized, in part, through catalytic funding support from the SCBD’s Bio Bridge Initiative (BBI) and only the activities specifically described in clause 2 below are considered within the scope of this Agreement.

The immediate Project objectives to which the small-scale funding contributes are as follows:

Objective 1: Mainstreaming of biodiversity and nature-based climate change adaptation solutions in cross-sectorial policy.

Objective 2: Development and implementation of nature-based adaptation solutions to climate change at national and/or regional level, with the support of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Activities:

The activities to be carried out by the MADRE, in collaboration with national partners from the target countries and with the support provided under this Agreement, are the following:

Activity 1: Convene a four-day regional workshop for target CEE countries to train key stakeholders (decision-makers, regulators and/or academia) on nature-based adaptation solutions in the context of climate change.

 Activity 2: Develop a suite of concept notes with a clear nature-based adaptation rationale to be elaborated into complete submissions to the GCF, either individually or in groups of countries.

 Activity 3: Develop a roadmap, involving the appropriate National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities, detailing the next steps for each concept note to be turned into submissions to the GCF.