Report to the Stocktaking Meeting of the Danube/ Black Sea Strategic Partnership
The long-term development objective of the proposed Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project (BSERP) is to contribute to sustainable human development in the Black Sea area through reinforcing the cooperation and the capacities of the Black Sea countries to take effective measures in reducing nutrients and other hazardous substances to such levels necessary to permit Black Sea ecosystems to recover to similar conditions as those observed in the 1960s. The overall objective of the project is to ensure (i) that all of the Black Sea countries take concrete measures (including investment activities) in the eutrophication causing sectors to reduce load of nutrients and hazardous substances on the Black Sea ecosystem and, (ii) that major findings and recommendations of the project have been incorporated in national policies, strategies and, where possible, in national legislation. The overall objective of the current GEF/UNDP Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project (BSERP) is to support participating countries in the development of national policies and legislation and the definition of priority actions to avoid that discharge of nitrogen and phosphorus to the Black Sea exceed those levels as observed in 1997.
06 May 2010