Mountain EbA – Bhutan

Mountain EbA – Bhutan Project

From January, 2018 to June, 2020, the Scaling Up Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptation Program is expanding to Bhutan. The Bhutan component is part of TMI/IUCN’s global “Scaling Up Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptation Program” and was specifically requested by the donor so that opportunities for longer term investment in EbA could be explored in Bhutan.

The seed funding provided through this short Bhutan component is used to build a dialogue platform to support a specific focus on strengthening the understanding of EbA as an approach/tool to strengthen its integration within existing policies and plans at the national level. The Mountain EbA project in Bhutan will offer evidence and feedback so that government policies related to ecosystem-based adaptation can be strengthened and implemented at all levels. This project will also focus on supporting the Royal Government of Bhutan in identifying and securing opportunities for long-term funding for EbA in the country.

The Mountain EbA project in Bhutan is led by the Watershed Management Division of the Forest Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, with support and facilitation from IUCN and contributions from other relevant authorities in the Royal Government of Bhutan, as well as with national NGOs and academics.


–Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Gov’t of Bhutan

–National Non-Governmental Organizations

–Academic Institutions

Link to the Scaling Up Mountain EbA projects in NEPAL, PERU, UGANDA , COLOMBIA and KENYA.

For more about the Scaling Up Mountain EbA project in Bhutan: contact Raphaël Glémet, IUCN-Asia Regional Office

The official name of our program is “Scaling Up Mountain Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: building evidence, replicating success, and informing policy”. This program is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. Our Mountain EbA Program is led by The Mountain Institute (TMI) and implemented jointly with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and country partners over the period 2017-2020. 
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