Presentation on theme: "Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 1 The Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem NEW GEF MEDITERRANEAN INITIATIVE Basic information."— Presentation transcript:
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 1 The Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem NEW GEF MEDITERRANEAN INITIATIVE Basic information
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 2 Project Development and Implementation Schedule Entered into pipeline – October 2004 Stocktaking meeting – Trieste, 11-12 October 2004 expected PDF-B Request approved – Oct. 2005 Project Brief submitted – mid 2007 Project approved – November 2007 Project implementation – 2008-2012
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 3 Current Status of Development Preparation of PDF-B Request – January - June 2005 Preparatory meeting of GEF, UNEP/DGEF and EAs – Athens, June-July 2005 Submission of the PDF-B Request – June - July 2005 Duration of PDF-B Phase – 14 months
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 4 Strategic Partnership consists of: (UNEP) Regional Component: Implementation of agreed actions for the protection of the environmental resources of the Mediterranean Sea and its coastal areas (UNEP) (WORLD BANK). Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction (WORLD BANK).
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 5 Regional Component–Basic Facts IA – UNEP EAs – UNEP/MAP through MEDPOL, CP/RAC, PAP/RAC, REMPEC, SPA/RAC, and co- implemented by FAO, ICS-UNIDO, METAP, UNESCO-IHP, UNIDO, WWF BUDGET – 15 million US $ (10 from IW + 5 from BD) Co-financing: minimum 1:1 Duration: 5 years
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 6 Expected participating countries (12 GEF eligible) ALBANIA, ALGERIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA, EGYPT, LEBANON, LIBYA, MOROCCO, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO, SYRIA, TUNISIA, TURKEY
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 7 Immediate Objectives Reduction of LBS pollution loads of SAP MED targeted substances Healthy functioning coastal and marine key biodiversity-supporting ecosystems Improved management of fisheries Prosecution of offenders of applicable rules and regulations related to operational discharges from ships
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 8 (cont.) Implementation of the future ICM protocol Improved management of coastal aquifers Better management of marine litter Enhancment of the transfer of Cleaner Technolgy Integrated Managment of Water Resources
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 9 The Project will focus on, and assist the countries: To develop an adequate human capacity for legal/institutional set up, reforms and harmonization of policies needed to reverse pollution degradation trends, biodiversity and living resources depletion ;
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 10 To implement the legal, institutional and policy reforms, which are necessary for the implementation of the SAP MED and SAP BIO;
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 11 To provide technical and financial support in implementing selected priority actions identified in NAPs related to the SAP MED and SAP BIO;
Barcelona, 24-27 May 2005 12 To develop a long term sustainable financing capacity of countries in order for sustainable implementation of the SAP MED and SAP BIO.