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Black Sea Environmental Management (BSEP)

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.

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Black Sea (LME)


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General information
GEF ID 397
Project type Full-Size Project
Status closed (Completed)
Start Date 01 May 1992
End Date 31 Dec 2013
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 9,300,000 USD
Total Cost of the project: 32,600,000.00 USD
YES - See results data (397)
Bulgaria , Georgia , Romania , Russian Federation , Turkey , Ukraine , Regional

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Iosefina Lipan Regional Support Officer for Harmonisation with the EU Water Policies
Figen Canakci-Erpek Financial Administrator
Basak Gunduz Technical Assistant on Contracting
Bill Parr Eutrophication/Marine Pollution Specialist
Vladimir Mamaev UNDP/GEF Regional Technical Advisor for International Waters for Europe, CIS and Arab States