According to the bank document, the proposed project will support four components of activities:
(a) A pilot of climate-smart and participatory grassland management practices;
(b) A pilot of evidence-based PES;
(c) Knowledge management and
(d) project management. These components and associated activities will be further refined during project preparation. The proposed project sites will be selected from Qilan County of Qinghai Province and Shandan County of Gansu Province. Both counties have been implementing above-mentioned grassland conservation PES schemes but still, face tremendous challenges in restore its grassland ecosystem.
Component 1: Pilot of Climate Smart and Participatory Grassland Management Practices. This component will support MOARA, provincial and county officials to work with selected project villages to develop and pilot community-based grassland management plans to improve their existing grassland management practices.
Component 2: Pilot of An Evidence-Based PES. To incentivize herders to properly implement the agreed grassland management plans, this component will pilot an evidence-based PES scheme.
Component 3: Knowledge Management. Based on key findings achieved under Components 1 and 2, this Component will support the development of academic publications and policy recommendations on climate-smart and participatory grassland management practices, MRV techniques, and the evidence-based PES scheme.
Component 4: Program Management. This component will support project management activities at the national, provincial and county levels.
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 3.77 million
Jiang Ru, Wendao Cao
Senior Environmental Specialist
People's Republic of China
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