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NS-85 - Adaptive Sustainable Forest Management in Borjomi-Bakuriani Forest District


NAMA Seeking Support for Implementation

  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action
      A.3Description of mitigation action
      The proposed initiative uses the existing capacities of the Georgian Forest sector and will upgrade these with means of capacity building, best practice examples, on-site training and participatory pilot activities to generate a relevant climate change adaptation and mitigation impact in the Borjomi-Bakuriani pilot region as basis for upscaling and policy development at national level. It generates new applied knowledge by site specific developments of silvicultural and forest management practices that shall increase both climate change resilience and carbon storage potential of the forest ecosystem. The project will systematically analyse the baseline CO2 and non-CO2 emissions and removals by sink associated to forest land use and land use change, forest vegetation types, carbon pools and activities in the Borjomi-Bakuriani pilot region. Climate change mitigation activities will be derived from proposed good practice guidelines on sustainable management of forests. The restoration of 45.000 hectares of forest will substantially enhance carbon sequestration and storage. As a show case for good practice in sustainable forest management, the pilot activities in
      Borjomi-Bakuriani will contribute to the implementation of the recently approved national forest vision.


      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
      B.1.1Contact Person 1
      B.1.5Contact Person 2
      B.1.9Contact Person 3
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  • C Expected timeframe for the implementation of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of years for completion
      C.2Expected start year of implementation
  • D Currency
    • D.1Used Currency
      Conversion to USD: 1
  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 2,587,322
      E.1.2Comments on full cost of implementation
      The Government of Georgia will contribute 0.5 mio Euro
      E.2.1Estimated incremental cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 0
      E.2.2Comments on estimated incremental cost of implementation
  • F Support required for the implementation the mitigation action
    • F.1.1Amount of Financial support
      Conversion to USD: 1,940,492
      F.1.2Type of required Financial support

      F.1.3Comments on Financial support
      The Government of Georgia will contribute 0.5 mio Euro. Given the estimated total costs of 2 mio Euro, financial support of 1.5 mio Euro is still lacking to assure the implementation of the initiative.
      F.2.1Amount of Technological support
      F.2.2Comments on Technological support
      F.3.1Amount of capacity building support
      Conversion to USD: 0
      F.3.2Type of required capacity building support

      F.3.3Comments on Capacity Building support
  • G Estimated emission reductions
    • G.1Amount
      G.3Additional imformation (e.g. if available, information on the methodological approach followed)
      In order to estimate the emission reduction / carbon sequestration potential of this initiative, recent forest inventory data (2013) from the pilot project area and the relevent biomass conversion and extension factor for growing stock (according to IPCC) will be used as a basis to calculate the current standing stock of above-ground biomass. Stock-Difference Method (IPCC 2006 on AFOLU) will be applied for estimating the difference in total biomass carbon stock at Borjomi-Bakuriani caused by the project. The improvement of forest management practices is expected to contribute to a long-term increment in biomass. Estimation of emission reductions is based on changes in above-ground biomass. Below-ground carbon and biomass loss due to wood removals have not been considered due to a lack of reliable data. A more detailed emission reductions estimation will be conducted at a later stage of project implementation.
  • H Other indicators
    • H.1Other indicators of implementation
  • I Other relevant information
    • I.1Other relevant information including co-benefits for local sustainable development
      The complete title of the project is: Adaptive Sustainable Forest Management in Borjomi -A model for improved sustainable management of forests, adaptation to climate change, promotion of co-benefits (such as biodiversity protection, poverty alleviation and improving the livelihood and resilience of local communities) with full stakeholder participation in Central Georgia. The overall objective of the project is "to improve the livelihood of people by supporting the sustainable development of forest ecosystems in Georgia". The project will fully take into consideration the high conservation value (HCV) forest management approach.
  • J Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • J.1Relevant National Policies
      In December 2013, the Georgian parliament has approved a new vision and guiding policy for the forest sector. Climate change herein has been identified as a key-challenge to the sustainable development of Georgia’s forests. With regards to climate change, the document recommends to elaborate and implement activities aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate impacts on forests, including by:
      - Commissioning a national report on the impacts of expected climate change on forests and forest goods and services and on potential mitigation and adaptation strategies, using the best available information from national and international sources.
      - Conducting national dialogues on the impacts of expected climate change on forests and possible mitigation and adaptation strategies.
      - Categorizing forest stands according to forest composition and vulnerability to climate change; elaborating and adopting sustainable management guidelines, including guidance on mitigation and adaptation measures, for each forest type.
      - Preparing and implementing mitigation and adaption plans for forest stands that are vulnerable to climate change.
      The project is expected to contribute to the implementation of the above-mentioned activities.
      J.2Link to other NAMAs
  • K Attachments
  • L Support received
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