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

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UNDP Europe and CIS bioidversity portfolio - june 2010

UNDP Europe and CIS bioidversity portfolio - june 2010


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