GMS-Core Environment Program
The Core Environment Program (CEP) supports the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in delivering environmentally friendly economic growth. Anchored on the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) GMS Economic Cooperation Program, CEP promotes regional cooperation to improve development planning, safeguards, biodiversity conservation, and resilience to climate change, all of which are underpinned by building capacity.
CEP is overseen by the environment ministries of the six GMS countries and implemented by the ADB-administered Environment Operations Center. Co-financing is provided by the Governments of Finland and Sweden, the Global Environment Facility, and the Nordic Development Fund.
CEP in YunnanThe major focus of CEP work in Yunnan has been on establishing biodiversity corridors in Xishuangbanna and piloting livelihood and conservation activities within them. CEP also supported Yunnan with two rounds of environmental performance assessment reporting, and the province was involved in two strategic environmental assessments (SEA), one on transport and trade in the North-South Economic Corridor, and the other on tourism in the Golden Quadrangle.
Under CEP 2012–2016, support for biodiversity corridors will continue, with an emphasis on building transboundary collaboration between Yunnan and Lao PDR and Myanmar, developing a biodiversity conservation investment plan, and a corridor management plan.
In addition, CEP’s regional green value chain work will involve pilot activities in Yunnan.
Click here to learn more about CEP work in Yunnan.
There are two CEP pilot sites in Yunnan, Click Xishuangbanna and Deqin for detailed information.
Source: ICD of YNEPD