The Bio-CLIMA Project: "Integrated climate action to reduce deforestation and strengthen resilience in the Bosawás and Río San Juan Biospheres,” aims to support the Caribbean Region of Nicaragua in the transition of an economic development model based on the exploitation of resources and extensive use of land, to one of sustainable production with conservation of resources and intensified agricultural production, creating synergies between the preservation of forest ecosystems, and sustainable agricultural production to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and the improvement of vulnerable livelihoods, while improving the resilience of ecosystems and ecosystem services for the population of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and the Alto Wangki and Bocay Special Regime Zone (ZRE).
The initiative, supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), will contribute to combating climate change by reducing emissions caused by deforestation, forest degradation, and livestock farming and improving carbon reserves. Likewise, it will directly impact the most vulnerable population in the Nicaraguan Caribbean area, supporting adaptation and reducing the adverse effects of climate change on their livelihoods. It will also improve their standard of living by generating higher incomes, more jobs, which reduces poverty rates in the project implementation areas.
In general, Bio-CLIMA will allow Nicaragua to increase its carbon absorption capacity by 14% in relation to the reference scenario for 2030 by promoting agroecological production of permanent crops under the shade of trees, more resistant to impacts of climate change, reducing extensive grazing and introducing silvopastoral and cocoa agroforestry systems, establishing planted forests on idle or degraded forest lands; prioritizing the use of natural regeneration of native tree species; restoring and conserving ecosystems and ecosystem services, taking advantage of adaptation and mitigation synergies, with particular emphasis on watershed management and risk reduction, such as the conservation of biological diversity and protected areas.
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