The FINANCIAL — The EU-funded Clima East project, together with UNDP in Georgia, is helping to preserve both the natural heritage and the livelihood of 500 families in the Vashlovani Protected Area, in the South-East of Georgia, who have suffered as result of climate change and human interventions, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.
The main aims of the pilot project, implemented since 2013, are:
– rehabilitating pastures;
– introducing sustainable land management practices
– improve living conditions of the local population.
Four thousand hectares of degraded land are now being rehabilitated and a 300-hectare long migratory route is coming back to life by 2017 to reverse and stabilise the effects of climate change, with additional watering points created on the sheep migratory route to enable a better organization of sheep movement.
The Clima East project, supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation in ENP East countries and Russia, supports partner countries so that they are better equipped for greenhouse gas emission reductions and better prepared to deal with the impacts of climate change.