Back to success stories

Knowledge sharing for climate-smart livelihoods

Fostering green livelihood approaches in Yunnan, southwest China

70% Complete

Our engagement in southwest China – part of the Far Eastern Himalayan Landscape – has included the co-implementation of a GEF Small Grants Programme-funded climate-smart livelihoods project with the UNDP and the Global Environmental Institute (China).

In 2021, the second and final year of the project, we organised knowledge exchange visits and consultations with community members – predominantly indigenous Lisu and Nu people living in the remote Gaoligong mountains – in Yunnan, the project area.

Our events provided a platform to share approaches to green livelihoods – sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, community-based conservation, nature-friendly products, tea plantation management, pest control, eco-tourism design and development, and natural hazard risk management – and where beneficiaries, experts, and government representatives came together to discuss novel ecological development models for rural revitalisation.

Livelihood diversification efforts in the mountains of Yunnan, China, have featured community participation as a key step towards nature-friendly rural revitalisation

Other stories

2 Dec 2019 KSL
Strengthening the Allo value chain in Khar VDC, Darchula, Nepal

Allo (Girardinia diversifolia ), or Himalayan nettle, is traditionally used in Nepal to make cloth. Its bark contains fibres that ...

Protecting humans and wildlife

To strengthen efforts at mitigating human–wildlife conflict (HWC) in the Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL), we have trained ...

14 Aug 2020 HI-LIFE
Pivoting to clean cooking

Energy-efficient stoves replace open fire cooking in 115 households in Yunnan

Women take the lead in homestay management

An all-women committee will oversee homestay services in Mai Pokhari, eastern Nepal

Springs of hope

Community engagement, proven results in the field, and policy dialogues with government bodies in Bhutan, India, ...

9 Jul 2021 REDD+
Supporting policy formulation and reporting

Providing inputs to RMCs for policy making and for meeting national reporting requirements

Improving livelihoods and conservation through agroforestry

We are leveraging a public–private–community partnership working with the private sector company Dabur Nepal Pvt. Ltd, ...

Leveraging collective power through networks and platforms

Climate change impacts call for transboundary cooperation, collaboration, and knowledge exchange. As a knowledge network, the ...