|Description||The project will promote innovative mechanisms to enhance sustainable land management practices with local, regional and global environmental benefits. By so doing, the project will promote and enhance synergies between the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Convention on Conservation of Biological Diversity.
It is expected that the project will support the reappraisal and potential realignment of public sector roles in planning and implementation, including the creation of opportunities for public-private and other local partnerships appropriate to the Bhutanese context.
It will also pilot and demonstrate integrated landscape management approaches in selected sites, to help government and other stakeholders address issues of competing demands on the land resource, assess its carrying capacity and articulate a plan for its rational allocation and management. It will also test the application of alternative accounting mechanisms to help pinpoint where costs of development works are incurred and where support might be needed to defray costs and invest in mitigating measures.
The project will support decentralized environmental management and strengthen the technical capacity of Bhutanese institutions to identify and address landscape degradation trends and improve cross-sectoral mechanisms for ecosystem management, including financing, incentive systems and regulatory arrangements|