Estonia

Download PoWPA Action Plan

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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
8
steps
0
timeframe
2012 - 2018
cost
-

compilation of management plans and protection rules for the protected areas
2013 - 2016
effective implementation of management plans and protection rules for the protected areas
2012 - 2020
knowledge improvement of habitats and species
2012 - 2020
enhancing the coherence and connectivity between habitats within and beyond protected areas
2012 - 2020
public awareness in conservation policy
2012 - 2020
enhancing other sectors positive contribution (forestry, agriculture, tourism, planning), continuance of agricultural support schemes
2012 - 2020
restoration activities (mires, semi-natural areas, rivers etc).
2013 - 2018
improving impact assessment system (for Natura 2000 areas)
2012 - 2014

GEF Projects

Estonia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 3 countries : Estonia, Finland, and Sweden
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Commercializing Energy Efficiency Finance (CEEF) - Tranche II Climate Change 2002-05-17 Under Implementation 6,750,000 USD 57,000,000 USD
Development and Implementation of the Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe Basin Management Plan International Waters 2002-01-09 2006-12-31 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 3,775,000 USD
Enhancing Conservation of the Critical Network of Sites of Wetlands Required by Migratory Waterbirds on the African/Eurasian Flyways. Biodiversity 2003-11-21 2010-12-01 Project Completion 6,350,000 USD 6,765,045 USD
Economics of GHG Limitation - Phase I Climate Change 1995-02-01 2000-07-30 Project Closure 3,000,000 USD 270,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2002-11-25 IA Approved 199,700 USD 19,650 USD
Programme for Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances Ozone Depleting Substances 2000-02-01 IA Approved 918,783 USD 45,000 USD
Country Case Studies on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Assessment - Phase I Climate Change 1995-02-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 2,000,000 USD 0
Commercializing Energy Efficiency Finance (CEEF) - Tranche I Climate Change 2002-05-17 2006-03-03 Project Completion 11,250,000 USD 20,850,000 USD
Initiating Early Phaseout of Methyl Bromide through Awareness Raising, Policy Development and Demonstration/Training Activities Ozone Depleting Substances 1999-09-13 2002-09-01 Project Closure 663,000 USD 37,000 USD
Baltic Sea Regional Project, Tranche 1 International Waters 2001-02-12 2007-06-30 Project Closure 5,850,000 USD 6,600,000 USD
Biodiversity Country Studies - Phase II Biodiversity 1994-06-01 1995-12-01 Project Closure 2,000,000 USD 100,000 USD
Support the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework Biodiversity 2006-02-08 2010-07-01 Project Completion 669,000 USD 284,000 USD
Assessment of Capacity-building needs for Biodiversity and Participation in Clearing House Mechanism Biodiversity 2000-10-27 2003-12-31 Project Closure 284,000 USD 25,200 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1996-10-25 2005-12-31 Project Closure 166,000 USD 0

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme