Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem--Regional Component: Implementation of agreed actions for the protection of the environmental resources of the Mediterranean Sea and its coastal areas
Background - In 1997 UNEP-MAP with the financial support of GEF, initiated a comprehensive regional effort aimed at identifying and accelerating the key reforms and investments necessary to reverse negative trends threatening the Mediterranean Sea Ecosystem, and move towards sustainability. In little over 6 years, a full Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the Mediterranean Sea (TDA-MED) was prepared and agreed upon by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention, followed by the adoption of two Strategic Action Programs (SAPs) to address main transboundary concerns: land based pollution (SAP MED), and loss of biodiversity (SAP BIO). As a consequence, the Mediterranean countries (Trieste, Oct. 2004) agreed on a collective effort for the protection of the environmental resources of the Mediterranean, the Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem, led by UNEP and the World Bank, co-funded by the GEF and involving other relevant agencies, IFIs and bilateral and multilateral donors.
The Partnership will serve as a catalyst in leveraging policy/legal/institutional reforms as well as additional investments for reversing degradation of the Mediterranean Sea Basin, with its coastal habitats and marine living resources. The Strategic Partnership, following the model of the GEF Black Sea Basin Strategic Partnership for Nutrient Reduction, consists of two complementary components:
The Partnership will stimulate and further enhance the implementation at the Mediterranean level of Global Conventions and initiatives such as the CBD, the Stockholm Convention, and GPA, Regional Conventions and instruments such as the Barcelona Convention and the Mediterranean Action Plan as well as the SAPs, NAPs, and POPs NIPs in individual countries.
The main objectives of the proposed project (Regional Component) are
Summary Recommendation - The IW program manager, having reviewed the documentation provided, including the numerous relevant annexes, observes the following:
|Project Website URL:||http://www.themedpartnership.org|
|Sub-Region:||Northern Africa,Western Asia,Southern Europe|
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|Project Status||Under Implementation|
Apr 07, 2008 12:00 AM
Jul 31, 2014 12:00 AM
|Focal Area||Multiple Focal Areas|
|GEF Allocation to project||13.59M US$|
|Total Cost of the project:||43.20M US$|
|IP Rating:||Moderately Satisfactory|
|DO Rating:||Moderately Satisfactory|
|Countries:||Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Montenegro, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Palestinian Territory occupied|
|Lead Implementing Agency||United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)|