July to September 2020
The development of strategies for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to climate change with Ukrainian Biosphere Reserves continues despite Covid-19 travel ban and restrictions (project being part of International Climate Initiative – IKI). Experts and staff of the three partner Biosphere Reserves developed an extensive strategic portfolio, covering all the main ecological-social system clusters of their respective areas. Strategy evaluation and rating schemes were elaborated during offline work sessions by the BRs and partners informing the ongoing strategy selection process. Currently, the Biosphere Reserves are selecting key strategies for climate adaptation and develop detailed operational and monitoring plans to include them in their upcoming management activities. The process also provides room to talk about future activities beyond the project funded by the German Ministry of Environment. Part of the task is also the identification of allies and where funds can be acquired.