Addressing Transboundary Environmental Issues in the Caspian Environment Programme (CEP)
|Project Category:||Large Marine Ecosystem|
This project represents the GEF contribution to the Caspian Environment Programme (CEP), a regional programme funded by the five riparian countries, GEF, UNEP, The World Bank, and other donors. The overall goal of the CEP is environmentally sustainable development and management of the Caspian environment, including living resources and water quality, so as to obtain the utmost long-term benefits for the human populations of the region, while protecting human health, ecological integrity and the region's economic and environmental sustainability for future generations.
The Caspian Environment Programme is being developed as a comprehensive response to the severe environmental problems facing the region, and is based on extensive consultations with professionals in the regional and international scientific and resource management communities. The CEP represents a partnership between the Caspian Riparian States, private sector (specifically the oil and gas industry), all three GEF implementing agencies (UNDP, UNEP, and The World Bank) and the EU/TACIS, inter alia.
The ultimate goals of the present GEF project are:
|Sub-Region:||Central Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe|
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|Project Status||Project Completion|
Nov 27, 2002 12:00
|Focal Area||International Waters|
|GEF Allocation to project||8.34M US$|
|Total Cost of the project:||18.31M US$|
|Countries:||Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Iran Islamic Republic of|
|Lead Implementing Agency||United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)|
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