ECO's KfW project "Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change in Mongolia" (BACCP II/III) has a new Chief Technical Advisor. Dr. Alexander Gradel has gained profound regional experience in Asia through numerous consulting assignments and knows Mongolia very well. His professional background is in forestry and international nature conservation. Besides his work as international consultant, he also worked as FSC (COC) auditor in Germany and Poland. ECO wishes him an interesting and pleasant induction period.