Integrative and Climate-sensitive Land Use in Central Asia

Project description

Title: Integrative and Climate-sensitive Land Use in Central Asia
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Lead executing agency: Kazakhstan: The Committee of Forestry and Wildlife of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources; Kyrgyzstan: The State Forestry Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Regional Development; Tajikistan: The Committee of Environmental Protection, the State Forestry Agency; Turkmenistan: Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection of Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan: The State Committee of Forestry 
Gesamtlaufzeit: 2021 to 2024

Harvest of fruit trees on rocky ground of piloting territory in Issyk Kul region, Kyrgyzstan.


In its arid regions and high mountains Central Asia is characterised by a variety of ecosystems. Due to high pressure on the limited natural resources of forests, pastures, soil and water, these ecosystems are increasingly overused and biodiversity is harmed. Climate change leads to a further reduction of all ecosystems, increases the degradation of natural resources and increases the frequency of weather events that cause damage to the productive infrastructure. Therefore, the countries of Central Asia have laid the political, strategic and legal foundations for the sustainable and climate-sensitive use of natural resources during the last years.

Training on Climate Finance for sector experts and government partners in Tajikistan

National laws on environmental protection, land use, pasture management, forest management and the use of water resources are progressive. However, the adaptation and implementation of these laws and strategies at the provincial and local levels, and the regional and cross-border cooperation across Central Asia need to be better addressed to ensure a sustainable and climate-sensitive development of the region. 


Integrative land use approaches are better incorporated at national and regional levels in Central Asia.


The programme‚Äôs activities will range from: 

  • improving framework conditions for implementing policies, strategies and laws on integrative land-use approaches at regional and national levels,
  • piloting and subsequently scaling-up these approaches at local level,
  • facilitating exchanges of information about experiences and best practices in the region between expert networks and working groups and
  • leadership coaching together with technical training to improve professional skills.
Local forest user on the training on grafting techniques of pistachio trees, Surkhandarya region, Uzbekistan.

Last update: May 2021

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