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1 Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative ADB TA 6289 Executing Agency: ADB Implementing Agency: GMS countries Co-financed by: the PRC Fund, the Governments of Netherlands and Sweden Pr esented by: Huynh Thi Mai Department of Environment – MONRE Hanoi, 22-23/5/2007 Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative ADB TA 6289 Executing Agency: ADB Implementing Agency: GMS countries Co-financed by: the PRC Fund, the Governments of Netherlands and Sweden Pr esented by: Huynh Thi Mai Department of Environment – MONRE Hanoi, 22-23/5/2007 Photo: Zhu Hua

2 CONTENTS I. CEP-BCI in GMS 1. Background 2. Objectives 3. Activities, finance II. BCI in Vietnam 1. Time and Pilot sites 2. Activities and results 3. Capital 4. Implementing organization I. CEP-BCI in GMS 1. Background 2. Objectives 3. Activities, finance II. BCI in Vietnam 1. Time and Pilot sites 2. Activities and results 3. Capital 4. Implementing organization Photo: Zhu Hua

3 GMS Economic Corridors and Priority Landscapes

4 Declining Resource Base Forests: Decline in natural forest cover $27 billion annual disinvestment Fisheries: Declining freshwater catch Agriculture: Increasing soil degradation Industry: Reduced water quality Forests: Decline in natural forest cover $27 billion annual disinvestment Fisheries: Declining freshwater catch Agriculture: Increasing soil degradation Industry: Reduced water quality

5 2 nd GMS Summit Declaration - CEP-BCI was proposed at the GMS-WGE 10 Meeting on September 2004 in Hanoi - CEP-BCI was endorsed at the GMS environment Ministers’ Meeting in Shanghai, China in May 2005 and the second GMS summit in Kunming, China in July 2005 - CEP-BCI was approved on December 2005 by ADB and adopted on April 2006 at the GMS-WGE 12

6 Core Environment Program (CEP) Vision: a poverty-free and ecologically-rich GMS

7 CEP Components 1.Sector strategy environmental assessments 2.Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative 3.Environmental performance assessments (EPAs) 4.Capacity building for environmental management 5.Sustainable financing

8 Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative Aim: Establish sustainable development and management regimes in the GMS biodiversity conservation corridors Activities: Initiate at least six biodiversity corridor pilot sites within GMS economic corridors Link biodiversity conservation to poverty reduction Aim: Establish sustainable development and management regimes in the GMS biodiversity conservation corridors Activities: Initiate at least six biodiversity corridor pilot sites within GMS economic corridors Link biodiversity conservation to poverty reduction Component 2

9 BCI Components  Improved livelihoods and reduced poverty  Harmonized land management regimes  Ecosystem restoration  Capacity Building  Sustainable financing

10 GMS Economic Corridors, Priority Landscapes and Biodiversity Corridor Pilot sites ECONOMIC CORRIDORS: 3 North-South ECs 2 East-West ECs 1 Southern Coastal Corridor PRIORITY LANDSCAPES There are 9 priority landscapes BCI PILOT SITES (Phase I 2006 – 2008) There are 6 BCI Pilot sites

11 Biodiversity Landscapes Nine landscapes of particularly high biodiversity value in the GMS 1.Western Forest Complex 2.Tonle Sap Inundation Zone 3.Cardamom Mountains 4.Northern Plains Dry Forest 5.Eastern Plains Dry Forest 6.Tri-Border Forest 7.Central Annamites 8.Northern Annamites 9.Mekong Headwaters Six pilot sites within the landscapes selected to restore habitat linkages via corridors

12 BCI Pilot Sites Cambodia Thailand Cardamom Mountains Lao PDR Cambodia Xe Pian-Dong Hua Sao-Dong Ampham PRC Myanmar Lao PDR Xishuangbanna Thailand Myanmar Tenasserim Western Forest Viet Nam Lao PDR Ngoc Linh-Xe Sap Cambodia Viet Nam Eastern Plains

13 Expenditure and finance - Regional project is managed by ADB and is implemented by five GMS countries. - Implementing duration: 10 years, phase I: 2006- 2008 - Total estimated cost for CEP: 36,11 million dollars - Total cost for technique assistance managed by ADB: 25,570 million dollars - Co-financed by: the PRC Fund, the Governments of Netherlands and Sweden and ADB fund program as an aid modality - GMS countries: 600.000 USD in kind

14 Viet Nam has large shares of three important biodiversity landscapes All are affected by GMS economic corridors (East West 1 and 2) One pilot site selected to relink habitats in: Central Annamites Viet Nam

15 BCI Activities in Vietnam -BCI was approved by the Prime Minister on 7/9/2006 -Implementing agency: + MONRE and related ministries and agencies + Quang Nam and Quang Tri provinces + NGOs: WWF, IUCN, Birdlife Inter. -Pilot sites: Quang Nam and Quang Tri provinces -Duration: 2006-2008 for phase I

16 BCI Activities in Vietnam Main Activities and Results 1. National level: -Support to develop the Biodiversity Law -Procure equipments for the project’s office -Project sup