Carbon Projects for Nature Conservation and Agriculture

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How to Increase Profit and Sustainability?

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Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change

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Do I need a GIS project?

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Greenhouse Gas Accounting Methodologies

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About us

The Institute for Community Development (ICDU) is an organisation which ensures the sustainable development of rural land in Ukraine using a combination of economic, social and environmental approaches. We work in the areas of climate change mitigation issues, land use, the enhancement of the capacity of local communities, and nature conservation.

Our main goal is to develop communities and harmonize the needs of people and wildlife by promoting the establishment of efficient local environmental policies and a collaboration between land users and local authorities.

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The beauty of Ukrainian land and the richness of its environment can hardly be underestimated. However, an extensive farming which has been widespread across the country, the insufficient funding of agricultural and nature conservation areas and changes in weather conditions together form undesirable barriers for successful land preservation and its further sustainable development. We help to solve these problems, offering services in the following fields:

In our work we use modern approaches to environmental surveys and adjusted to local circumstances sustainable land use technologies and target all levels of land management systems.

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Peatlands of Chernihiv

Restoring agricultural peatlands can bring economic, social and environmental benefits to Ukrainian countryside. The project goal is to demonstrate a socio-economic model for such ecosystems and local communities.

Peatland Restoration

The project for restoring degraded and drained peatlands of Ukrainian Polissia aims to join the efforts to reduce greenhouse gases emission and enhance biodiversity in Eastern Europe.

Sustainable Use of Eurasian Steppe

The Eurasian steppe is recognized as a unique for Europe ecosystem that still exists in Ukraine, Moldova and Russia. Nowadays, more than 90% of this habitat has been converted, mainly to agricultural land.