The Shar/Šara Mountains and Korab Massif area in South-Eastern Europe is a biodiversity hotspot that comprises four protected areas: (1) Korab-Koritnik, (2) Mavrovo, (3) Shar Mountain, and (4) Sharri/Šara. The area is rich in natural resources that are important for the livelihood security and well-being of local communities. However, the impacts of climate change, along with unsustainable and illegal human activities, threaten the area’s biodiversity and key economic sectors.
This scoping study aims to assess the current context of shared climate-related security challenges in the Shar/Šara Mountains and Korab Massif area. Based on this assessment, it collects and develops ideas for co-operation activities between the various stakeholders in the area, and to identify what is required to ensure the success of such activities. These will contribute to the overall objective of enhancing co-operation and reducing climate-related security risks at the Shar/Šara Mountains and Korab Massif area.