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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 4 - Activity completed 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 4 - Activity completed 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 4 - Activity completed 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 4 - Activity completed 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
6
steps
17
timeframe
2012
cost
$222,100,000

Develop management plans for protected areas in order to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity at these areas;
2015 - 2020 $2,500,000
2015 $2,500,000 1.1) Develop management plans for at least 250 Natura 2000 sites
2020 1.2) Develop management plans for at least 50% of the nationally protected areas
2020 1.3) Promulgate in legislation the developed management plans of protected sites
Restore key degraded habitats
2020 $218,800,000
2020 $14,800,000 3.1) Bird-friendly conversion of power lines according to the agreement signed by MRD, Birdlife Hungary and Hungarian electric companies
2020 $204,000,000 3.2) Restore degraded wetland areas
2020 3.3) Eradicate invasive alien species at key habitats
Expand transboundary protected areas
2012 - 2015 $800,000
2012 $800,000 2.1) In order to establish the Mura-Drava-Danube Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Hungary and Croatia have submitted the nomination documents to the UNESCO and plan to carry out joint projects
2015 2.2) In order to establish the Mura-Drava-Danube Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve a pentalateral agreement (Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia) was concluded in 2011 and the establishment is supported by a Coordination Board
2012 2.3) Establish the “Körös-ér” transboundary protected landscape area
2012 - 2020 2.4) Regular cooperation regarding the common protected sites of the Neusiedler See/Seewinkel National Park (Austria) and Fertő-Hanság National Park (Hungary), continuous
Increase the effectiveness of protection by local communities
2020
2020 4.1) Increase the number of protected natural areas of local importance
2020 4.2) Supervise the established protected natural areas of local importance
2020 4.3) Encourage the establishment of protected natural areas of local importance
Raise public awareness on the importance of biodiversity and protected areas
2012 - 2020
2012 - 2020 5.1) Annually organize the “week of national parks”, which is open for the wide public
2012 - 2020 5.2) Annually celebrate the Day of Birds, the World Wetlands Day, the International Biodiversity Day and important nature-related days
2012 - 2020 5.3) Participate at the Travel Exhibition and other special events such as the Fishing, Hunting and arms Exhibition, annual and continuous
Enhance the monitoring of protected areas
2012
2012 6.1) Establish the National Environmental Institute and its 12 regional offices. Their task includes the improvement of the regular nature conservation monitoring activities.

GEF Projects

Hungary is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Turkey
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Renewable Energy and Regional Development Project - Szekesfehervar Biomass-Gas CHP Project Climate Change 1997-11-01 Cancelled 6,050,000 USD 54,200,000 USD
Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin-Phase I Project Short Title:Danube Regional Project Phase 1 International Waters 2001-05-09 IA Approved 5,350,000 USD 6,600,000 USD
Danube/Black Sea Basin Strategic Partnership on Nutrient Reduction, Tranche I International Waters 2001-05-11 Council Approved 0 USD 29,555,000 USD
Preparing for HCFC phase out in CEITs: needs, benefits and potential synergies with other MEAs Ozone Depleting Substances 2008-03-27 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 695,000 USD 450,000 USD
Total Sector Methyl Bromide Phase Out in Countries with Economies in Transition Ozone Depleting Substances 2004-05-21 2010-01-31 Project Completion 5,175,500 USD 6,728,222 USD
Efficient Lighting Initiative (ELI) Climate Change 1998-07-01 2009-07-10 Project Completion 5,650,000 USD 33,000,000 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
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
Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2000-04-30 Project Closure 2,744,000 USD 0
Developing the Danube River Basin Pollution Reduction Programme International Waters 1996-10-01 1998-09-01 Project Closure 4,190,000 USD 3,600,000 USD
Lake Balaton Integrated Vulnerability Assessment, Early Warning and Adaptation Strategies Climate Change 2005-06-06 2008-12-31 Project Completion 985,000 USD 3,090,000 USD
Rehabilitation and Expansion of Small Hydro-Plants on the River Raba in Hungary Climate Change 2003-04-22 2006-06-30 Project Completion 405,000 USD 1,840,000 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2001-08-01 2007-06-30 Project Closure 489,472 USD 0
Energy Efficiency Co-Financing Program 2 (HEECP2) Climate Change 2001-10-03 IA Approved 700,000 USD 93,200,000 USD
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-10-01 2005-11-29 Project Closure 7,000 USD 0
Technical Support and Investment Project for the Phaseout of Ozone Depleting Substances Ozone Depleting Substances 1995-05-04 1998-12-31 Project Closure 6,900,000 USD 1,493,000 USD
Geothermal Energy Development Program , GeoFund Climate Change 2003-05-16 2009-12-30 Cancelled 9,670,000 USD 175,000,000 USD
Szombathely CHP/Biomass Project Climate Change 1999-12-01 Cancelled 2,500,000 USD 25,500,000 USD
Danube/Black Sea Strategic Partnership - Nutrient Reduction Investment Fund: Tranche 2 International Waters 2002-05-17 Council Approved 1,750,000 USD 74,800,000 USD
Strategic Partnership for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River and Black Sea - World Bank-GEF Nutrient Reduction Investment Fund: Tranche 3 International Waters 2003-05-16 Council Approved 2,918,000 USD 222,182,000 USD
Establishment of a Basin Management Framework for the Integrated Management for the Tisza Transboundary River Basin International Waters 2008-02-20 2011-05-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 930,000 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity through Sound Tourism Development in Biosphere Reserves in Central and Eastern Europe Biodiversity 2005-03-10 2008-05-31 Project Completion 966,900 USD 1,178,700 USD
Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin (Tranche 2) International Waters 2003-05-16 2007-08-31 Project Completion 12,000,000 USD 12,878,000 USD
Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency through a Cleaner Production/Environmental Management System Framework Climate Change 2001-10-15 2005-10-31 Project Closure 950,000 USD 1,765,000 USD
Transfer of Environmentally-sound Technology (TEST) to Reduce Transboundary Pollution in the Danube River Basin International Waters 2000-10-05 2004-10-01 Project Closure 990,000 USD 1,410,000 USD
Building Environmental Citizenship to Support Transboundary Pollution Reduction in the Danube: A Pilot Project International Waters 2000-02-24 2002-03-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 832,995 USD
Danube River Basin Environmental Management International Waters 1991-05-01 1996-03-01 Project Closure 8,500,000 USD 35,000,000 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 Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-06-02 IA Approved 200,000 USD 32,356 USD
Conservation and Restoration of the Globally Significant Biodiversity of the Tisza River Floodplain through Integrated Floodplain Management Biodiversity 2005-01-11 2009-12-31 Project Completion 969,000 USD 1,749,300 USD
Reduction of Nutrient Discharges - under WB-GEF Strategic Partnership for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River and Black Sea International Waters 2003-05-16 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 12,850,000 USD 19,500,000 USD
Public Sector Energy Efficiency Programme Climate Change 2000-07-01 IA Approved 4,200,000 USD 13,500,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1997-03-27 2005-11-29 Project Closure 166,320 USD 0
Energy Efficiency Co-Financing Program Climate Change 1996-04-01 2006-06-20 Project Completion 5,000,000 USD 20,000,000 USD

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