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Linking herders to carbon markets in Mongolia


Linking herders to carbon markets in Mongolia

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Pays/Région : Mongolia

Numéro du projet : 7F07809

Durée : 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2013


It is an innovative high-risk / high-benefit applied research project. A pre-feasibility study concluded that a carbon sequestration finance project in Mongolia with an initial investment of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of 800,000 CHF could leverage private sector investment of US$14.6 million over a 20 year period. The project will explore incentive and sanctions mechanisms and promote policies that encourage more sustainable management of pastures.In order to capitalize on Mongolia’s potential in carbon sequestration, it is required to thoroughly investigate several areas of missing knowledge and key assumptions in this first project phase of two years. At present there are no approved methodologies for accounting of emission reductions from improvements in grassland management that are suitable to the Mongolian context, and practical ways to link herders to the carbon market have yet to be demonstrated. The objectives are to reverse grassland degradation, improve rural incomes and reduce herders’ vulnerability to climate variability and risk through supporting adoption of sustainable grassland and livestock management practices and product marketing by Mongolian herders.

Budget  : CHF 900’000

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