Bhutan

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Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
9
steps
0
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
-

Assessing gaps in the protected area network
2012 - 2020
Site level management plan
2012 - 2020
Protected area integration
2012 - 2020
Valuation of Protected areas
2012 - 2020
Assessing equitable sharing of benefits
2012 - 2020
Research programs
2012 - 2020
Incorporating climate change aspects into PAs
2012 - 2020
Assessing appropriate technology needs
2012 - 2020
Public awareness campaign
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Bhutan is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 6 countries : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase 1 Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,798,000 USD 6,500,000 USD
National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Climate Change 2003-10-14 IA Approved 199,000 USD 0
Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation Biodiversity 1991-05-01 1999-12-31 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 7,570,000 USD
Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework of Bhutan Biodiversity 2009-04-08 Under Implementation 869,000 USD 854,000 USD
Enhancing Global Environmental Management in Bhutan's Local Governance System Multi Focal Area 2008-02-26 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 500,000 USD 222,692 USD
Sustainable Land Management Land Degradation 2005-09-13 Under Implementation 7,959,000 USD 8,225,000 USD
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs and Country Specific Priorities in Biodiversity (add on) Biodiversity 2002-01-25 2004-12-01 Project Closure 165,000 USD 0
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2001-07-19 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and National Action Plan Biodiversity 1996-09-12 Project Closure 116,546 USD 0
National Greenhouse Gas Project Climate Change 1996-06-01 IA Approved 296,600 USD 0
Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 4,969,685 USD 16,300,000 USD
Sustainable Rural Biomass Energy Climate Change 2010-06-08 CEO Endorsed 1,778,000 USD 2,360,000 USD
Sustainable Financing for Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 4,210,000 USD 12,328,000 USD
Reducing Climate Change-induced Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outbursts in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar Valleys Climate Change 2007-10-04 Under Implementation 3,625,050 USD 3,486,224 USD
Community Micro Hydro for Sustainable Livelihood Climate Change 2005-05-13 2009-06-30 Project Completion 545,000 USD 545,000 USD
Integrated Livestock and Crop Conservation Program Biodiversity 2007-06-07 Under Implementation 921,985 USD 2,000,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-09-23 IA Approved 224,100 USD 22,780 USD
Linking and Enhancing Protected Areas in the Temperate Broadleaf Forest Ecoregion of Bhutan (LINKPA) Biodiversity 2003-01-07 IA Approved 792,000 USD 1,063,000 USD
Integrated Management of Jigme Dorji National Park Biodiversity 1996-10-01 2003-09-01 Project Closure 1,497,682 USD 1,030,000 USD
Addressing the Risk of Climate-induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions Climate Change CEO PIF Clearance 11,591,200 USD 45,798,000 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme