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

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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General information
GEF ID 1014
IBRD ID 69053
Project type PFD
Status closed (Project Closure)
Start Date 10 May 2001
End Date 30 May 2007
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 2.40M US$
Total Cost of the project: 31.95M US$
YES - See results data (1014)
Bosnia and Herzegovina , Bulgaria , Croatia , Czech Republic , Georgia , Hungary , Moldova Republic of , Romania , Russian Federation , Serbia and Montenegro , Slovakia , Slovenia , Turkey , Ukraine

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

Project contacts
Mitja Bricelj State secretary
Emilia Battaglini GEF ECA Regional Coordinator
Manuel Marino Task Team Leader
Piotr Krzyzanowski Senior Environmental Specialist
Tijen Arin Economist
Elsie Garfield GEF Regional Coordinator