Grassland degradation, exacerbated by climate change, is a serious concern in North/Central Asia. This proposal aims to determine the degree of grassland degradation in the region and to decipher the relative impacts on grassland degradation due to climate change adaptation compared to those due to human activities enacted through government policy agenda. The proposal will use advanced GIS, remote sensing and expert systems, to determine the degree and extent of grassland degradation as influenced by climate change to elucidate the effectiveness of past grassland restoration programs in China, Mongolia and Uzbekistan, since the early 2000s and produce recommendations to inform various national government policy reform agenda on grassland restoration. It will address the APN focus activity on Climate Change Adaptation Framework by promoting scientifically-sound adaptation programs through research and capacity building.
Project • CAF2015-RR14-NMY-Odeh, CAF2016-RR14-CMY-Suvdantsetseg (Odeh)