UNDP’s work in ecosystems and natural resources in Europe and CIS (bioidversity portfolio)


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UNDP’s work in ecosystems and natural resources in Europe and CIS (bioidversity portfolio)

  1. 1. UNDP’s WORK in ECOSYSTEMS AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN EUROPE AND CIS <br />Adriana Dinu, Regional Practice Leader, Environment and Energy, Europe and CIS <br />Brussels, 7th July 2010<br />© 2010 UNDP. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.<br />Proprietary and Confidential. Not For Distribution Without Prior Written Permission.<br />
  2. 2. Europe and CIS: The region<br />
  3. 3. Europe and CIS: The Environment and Energy Team<br />20 UNDP COUNTRY OFFICES + 5 UNDP OFFICES<br />REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY TEAM Bratislava<br />Over 450 staff<br />Managing USD 300 million from GEF, bilaterals, EC<br />Ecosystems, Land and Natural Resources <br />Energy, Infrastructure and Transport<br />Climate Change Adaptation<br />Chemicals management<br />http://europeandcis.undp.org/environment/<br />Environment and Energy Group - HQ<br />
  4. 4. Europe and CIS: The Biodiversity Programme <br />Objective: <br />Assist developing countries to develop their own capacity to manage biodiversity so as to sustain the delivery of the ecosystem goods and services on which human development depends<br />Protected Areas: expansion, management effectiveness, finance <br />Mainstreaming biodiversity into productive sectors and landscapes <br />Ecosystem based adaptation and mitigation<br />Over USD 120 million in implementation<br />
  5. 5. Share of the two signature programs in the portfolio<br />
  6. 6. Protected Areas Programme: coverage<br />Unleashing the economic potential of protected areas so that they are providing ecosystem services, are climate resilient and sustainably financed (GEF, ICI)<br />Terrestrial Protected Areas<br />Marine PAs<br />Finance<br />7 projects<br />Armenia<br />Georgia (2)<br />Montenegro<br />Romania<br />Serbia<br />Ukraine<br />4 projects<br />Albania<br />Russia<br />Turkey<br />Turkmenistan<br />_____________<br />Under preparation: <br />Azerbaijan<br />Croatia<br />System level: 6<br />Armenia<br />FYR Macedonia<br />Montenegro<br />Moldova<br />Turkmenistan <br />Uzbekistan<br />Forests: 6<br />Armenia<br />Bulgaria<br />Romania<br />Russia - Komi<br />Turkey<br />Uzbekistan<br />Wetlands: 6<br />Belarus<br />Kazakhstan<br />Latvia<br />Lithuania<br />Russia<br />Slovakia<br />Steppe: 4<br />Kazakhstan<br />Romania<br />Russia<br />Moldova<br />Mountains: 4<br />Kazakhstan<br />Russia- Kamchatka<br />Russia-Altai Sayan<br />Tajikistan<br />Tundra: 1<br />Russia - Taimyr<br />Agrobiodiversity: 1<br />Kazakhstan<br />
  7. 7. 19 new PAs established: <br />2.6 million ha<br />Protected Area Programme: Summary of Impacts<br />Improved management effectiveness in 126 existing PAs of 9.7 million ha <br />9.1 million hectares in <br />10 Global 200 Ecoregions<br />85 PAs in the process of being established: 0.81 million ha<br />
  8. 8. Expansion of PA network: CC mitigation and adaptation benefits in carbon rich forests in Altai Sayan ecoregion<br />Connecting fragmented protected areas through designation of new protected area and corridors<br />Minimizing human-caused threats of fires to the carbon pools by designing and implementing fire management <br />725,000 ha of natural forests<br /><ul><li>52.4 million t of carbon –</li></ul>Protect virgin carbon sinks<br /> - 102.7 million t of carbon -<br />
  9. 9. Signature program “Mainstreaming”: coverage<br />Mainstreaming biodiversity into productive sectors and landscape to ensure that production processes maintain essential ecosystem functions<br />Sectors<br />Landscape<br />Agriculture: 6<br />Bulgaria<br />Croatia<br />Czech Republic<br />Georgia<br />Lithuania<br />Slovakia<br />Tajikistan<br />Municipality land-use planning: 1<br />Bosnia u Herzegovina<br />Oil and gas: 2<br />Russia<br />Uzbekistan<br />National land-use planning: 1<br />Belarus<br />Fisheries: 1<br />Kyrgyzstan<br />Banking: 1<br />Croatia <br />
  10. 10. Signature Mainstreaming Programme: Summary of Impacts<br />10.25 million ha productive landscape within 9 Global 200 Ecoregions<br />“Set asides”: 1 million ha<br />Market development support for biodiversity friendly products in 5 countries<br />Direct impact on 55.6 million ha<br />
  11. 11. Georgia: Forgotten crop varieties and landraces make a comeback<br />28 land-races and varieties (52% of all for Georgia) are now being used for subsistence production and 7 (13% of all) are in commercial use<br />189 households cultivating land-races;<br />over 80% of these households are reporting higher pulse diversity on-farm<br />seed multiplication system to encourage local farmers to use and sow local landraces<br />6 revived native legume crops are now being sold to retailers on the local market with a 10% premium compared to the imported common beans<br />
  12. 12. Belarus: Climate, biodiversity and community benefits from peatland restoration<br />C release 15 t/ha/y = 8 mln t/y<br />US$ 1.25 million for fire-fighting/year<br />Wetland plant associations up by 58-96%<br />28,000 ha rewetted<br />Reduced annual emission of CO2 by 280,000 tons<br />Water-bird sp. numbers up by 20-48% from pre-restoration<br />
  13. 13. THANK YOU<br />