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Clima East wishes you a Happy New Year!
December 23, 2015

The Clima East Policy Project team is wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!

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Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: The final stage of the work on technical equipping the Komi Republic state budget-funded institution “The protected Area Center” is completed
December 20, 2015

New equipment has been procured within the framework of the UNDP/GEF ClimaEast project “Conservation and Restoration of Forest and Peatland Carbon Pools in Permafrost Areas in the Republic of Komi and Nenets Autonomous Area”. Two snowmobiles to work in permafrost areas, an automobile trailer to transport equipment, an alternating current… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Recommendations on implementing mechanisms of involvement of public and private sector participance in conservation of permafrost areas and their adaptation to climate change in the targeted regions of the Republic of Komi are developed
December 14, 2015

An integrated analysis of the mechanisms of involvement of public and private sector participants in conservation of permafrost areas and their adaptation to climate change in the Vorkuta, Inta and Izhma regions of the Republic of Komi has been carried out by the Small Innovation Enterprise “Innotech” Ltd. To ensure… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Completion of activities on development of ecological restoration projects

In the Nenets Autonomous Area activities on design and survey works in the areas selected for ecological restoration – Kumzha, Shapkina and Verkhnyaya Kolva (the Nenets Autonomous Area) – have been completed. The activities were carried out under Contract №126у-2015 within the framework of UNDP/GEF Project 00059042 “Strengthening Protected Area… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Draft regulations and medium-term management plans for five protected areas of the Republic of Komi located in the permafrost zone have been developed

The ecosystems of the Far North are described as fragile and vulnerable ecosystems, where restoration of the soil and vegetation cover and the natural dynamic balance between ecosystem components takes a long time. Tundra has become a zone, where both traditional nature management (reindeer breeding) and technogenic exploitation of the… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Сarrying out ecological restoration activities in the mineral borrow pit of the Shapkina site

In the autumn of 2015, the first (fall) stage of ecological restoration activities in the mineral borrow pit of the Shapkina site was completed. The work was performed on the basis of the previously conducted integrated studies and the developed ecological restoration project. This work is considered as experimental efforts…. Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Conducting survey works at the Dyuna site (Nenets autonomous area)

Conducting a package of engineering survey works at the Dyuna site is necessary to develop an ecological restoration project to restore the ecosystem at the site of the abandoned prospect well in the Shapkina area in accordance with the developed concepts and methods within the framework of the implementation of… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: The Institute of Biology has reported on its performance in 2015

In the summer of 2015, within the framework of the UNDP/GEF project, specialists from the Institute of Biology, Komi Science Centre, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, assessed the state of natural complexes in the basins of the Shchugor and the Podcherem. According to the results of the conducted survey,… Read more »

Pilot Project in Komi and NAO: Distribution and the current state of permafrost in experimental areas in the Nenets autonomous area
December 11, 2015

During the 2015 summer field season, in the Nenets Autonomous Area, geocryological activities aimed at studying key features of the permafrost rocks (PR) at the reference sites “Kashin” and “Kumzha” (the delta of the Pechora) and “Neruta” and “Shapkina” (the Bolshezemelskaya tundra) were conducted. The following types of activities were… Read more »

Pilot Project in Armenia: “Signboards installation”
December 8, 2015

Just before the first snow in Gegharkunik Marz the signboards were installed to showcase the forest rehabilitation and restoration pilots in the scope of the Clima East Pilot Project in Armenia in Tsovak, Tsapatagh and Daranak communities as well as in Sevan National Park. Big signboards are to visualize the… Read more »