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Danube/Black Sea Basin Strategic Partnership on Nutrient Reduction, Phase I

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The Programme assists in implementation of the practical measures for restoring and protecting the Black Sea environment agreed by the coastal countries in the 1996 Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for the Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea.
GEF ID: 1014
IBRD ID: 69053
Project Category: River/Lake
Project Description:

The main objective of the GEF Nutrient Reduction Programme for the Black Sea is to assist in implementation of the practical measures for restoring and protecting the Black Sea environment agreed by the coastal countries in the 1996 Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for the Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea.

The SAP provides the policy framework to implement priority actions and address transboundary environmental concerns associated with, amongst others, sustainable fisheries, tourism, conservation of living marine resources and coastal landscapes, and pollution from shipping and land-based sources. The most important transboundary issue identified in the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and addressed in the SAP is the reduction of nutrient inputs to the Black Sea from riverine and land-based sources.

As a component of the GEF's basin-wide Programmatic Approach to the Black Sea, the proposed programme will help the Black Sea countries to develop and implement action plans to prevent and remedy nutrient releases, through a combination of:

  • * development, reform and enforcement of environmental policy and legislation;
  • * application of economic instruments;
  • * strengthening public participation in nutrients reduction (through programmes of public
  • * awareness and environmental education); and
  • * monitoring of trends and compliance for nutrient reduction goals.

The programme will in addition, during implementation, help to strengthen the institutional and management capacities of the nascent Black Sea Secretariat, particularly on issues related to basin-wide control of nutrients and eutrophication.

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http://www.worldbank.org/blacksea
Sub-Region: Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Basin:
Ecosystem: River
Project Contacts:
  • Dr. Piotr Krzyzanowski
    Senior Environmental Specialist, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB),
  • Ms. Tijen Arin
    Economist, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB),
  • Mitja Bricelj
    State secretary, Slovenia; Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning,
  • Elsie Garfield
    GEF Regional Coordinator, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB),
Tranche Funding:
ProjectDanube/Black Sea Basin Strategic Partnership - Nutrient Reduction Investment Fund: Tranche 2 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Sep 23, 2014 11:41 AM
The GEF World Bank Investment Fund (IF) is the investment arm of the GEF Strategic Partnership on the Black Sea/Danube Basin which also funds two regional projects, one in Black Sea littoral countries and one in the Danube Basin, focusing on capacity building activities.
ProjectStrategic Partnership for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River and Black Sea - World Bank-GEF Nutrient Reduction Investment Fund: Tranche 3 by carol — last modified Sep 23, 2014 11:41 AM
1.The World Bank-GEF Investment Fund (IF) is the investment arm of the GEF Strategic Partnership on the Black Sea/Danube Basin which also funds two regional projects, the Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project for the Black Sea littoral countries and the Danube Regional Project in the Danube Basin, both focusing mainly on capacity building activities. Following the instructions in paragraph 20 of the IF Project Brief endorsed by the GEF Council in 2001, the report describes the project pipeline and the stage of development of each project proposal, discusses progress to date on program leveraging targets, and addresses cooperation and coordination of the Fund with the regional projects under the Partnership and other key partners.
Project Documents:
General Information:
Project Type PFD
Project Status Project Closure
Start Date
May 10, 2001 12:00 AM
End Date
May 30, 2007 12:00 AM
 
GEF characteristic:
Operational Programme 8
10
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 2.40M US$
Total Cost of the project: 31.95M US$
 
Partners:
Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova Republic of, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine
Lead Implementing Agency International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
Other Implementing Agency