zoï@may 2017

Sustainable Land Management

Zoï has produced a short film and an executive brochure (pdf, ebook) to explain the Global Database on Sustainable Land Management under WOCAT and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.


Climate Change Adaptation in the Dniester Basin

On the 23rd of March Zoï participated in the 13th Meeting of the Moldo-Ukrainian Working group on flood management and climate change adaptation, which is also the concluding meeting of the ENVSEC project "Climate change and security in the Dniester river basin". Among other things, Zoi presents the Implementation plan for the Strategic framework for adaptation to climate change in the Dniester basin. In advance of the meeting the Zoï-authored Strategic framework for adaptation has become available in Moldovan / Romanian (link) in addition to earlier released editions in Russian, English and Ukrainian languages.


Mapping Adaptation to Climate Change in Belarus

At the request of the EU Clima East project, Zoï is supporting the adaptation of Belarus to a changing climate. A series of maps is produced in cooperation with Belarussian researchers, showing how the borders of agro-climatic regions have shifted since the 1970s and will continue to shift in the future. The maps (English / Russian) contribute to the development and communication of adaptation priorities and strategies for Belarus agriculture.



War and Environment in Ukraine

Zoï and the Toxic Remnants of War Project have published an update of the environmental situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Through new analysis and maps the blog summarises the latest environment-related developments in Donbas, including fresh attempts to carve environmental policy on both sides of the line of contact. Based on the blog, a story has been published online in Washington Post.


Environmental cooperation and sustainability in Belarus

2014-2016 Zoï support to the Environment and Security initiative

A newly launched website presents the key results of three years of an environmental cooperation programme implemented in Belarus between July 2014 and December 2016 by Zoï in collaboration with Belarusian partners. Use this interactive map to discover the highlights of the challenging, highly interesting and rewarding multi-stakeholder collaboration!


Mountains of Central Asia

Zoï is leading the Ecosystem Profile process for the Mountains of Central Asia, funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). The Ecosystem Profile, to be launched in May 2017, will be the base for future grant-making to civil society groups working in the region.



Climate Policy in Central Asia, South Caucasus and Eastern Europe

During 2014-2016 Zoi provided support to EU DG Clima in analysing the climate policies of the region. A summary document presents the key outputs of this collaboration.

New country scorecards are available for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the Russian Federation, and for a non-specialist audience we have developed a cartoon summary ‘Addressing climate change - EU and Central Asia’. Updated scorecards for countries of Central Asia are also available on our Publications page, as well as on Zoï ISSUU.






Drones in Humanitarian Action

Drones have become functional, user friendly and cheap enough, to significantly help in humanitarian crises. That is one of the key findings of the research initiative “Drones in Humanitarian Action”, which examines different uses of drones for humanitarian operations. It was presented by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD), in partnership with CartONG, UAViators and Zoi Environment Network during the EU Humanitarian Aid Annual Partners’ Conference in Brussels. The corresponding report, produced by Zoï, is available as an ebook and in PDF format, while a video can be viewed above or on Vimeo.

Executive summary (PDF)

Press release (PDF)


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