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Black Sea Environmental Management (BSEP)

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GEF ID: 397
Project Category: Large Marine Ecosystem
Project Description:

The BSEP has three primary objectives: to strengthen and create regional capacities for managing the Black Sea ecosystem; to develop and implement an appropriate policy and legal framework for the assessment, control and prevention of pollution and the maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity, and to facilitate the preparation of sound environmental investments. Activities are funded with associated contributions from the European Union's PHARE and TACIS programmes as well as bilateral contributions from Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France.

The Black Sea Environmental Programme (BSEP) was established in September 1993. By early 1994, a Programme Coordination Unit had been established in Istanbul and a workplan agreed by National Coordinators (Ministers of the Environment, or their Deputies). During this period, preparatory activities for the implementation of the Convention for the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution were undertaken. In addition, the BSEP has been assisting the Governments with water monitoring and communication as well as NGO activities. The project was operationally completed on 30 August, 1996 and evaluated in November 1996.


Sub-Region: Western Asia, Eastern Europe
Ecosystem: LME
Project Contacts:
  • Dr. Vladimir Mamaev
    GEF Regional Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
  • Ms. Iosefina Lipan
    Regional Support Officer for Harmonisation with the EU Water Policies, PIU; Professioni Intellettuali Unite, Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
  • Ms. Figen Canakci-Erpek
    Financial Administrator, PIU; Professioni Intellettuali Unite, Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
  • Ms. Basak Gunduz
    Technical Assistant on Contracting, Danube Regional Project, Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
  • Dr. Bill Parr
    Eutrophication/Marine Pollution Specialist, Danube Regional Project, Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
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Project Documents:
General Information:
Project Type FSP
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date
May 01, 1992 05:00 AM
End Date
May 31, 2006 05:00 AM
GEF characteristic:
Operational Programme 8
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 9.30M US$
Total Cost of the project: 32.60M US$
Countries: Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine
Lead Implementing Agency United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Executing Agencies