The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
3
steps
8
timeframe
2012 - 2017
cost
$3,000,000

Strengthening effectiveness of protected areas management
2012 - 2017 $600,000
2015 $500,000 2.1) Preparing management plans for protected areas
2017 $100,000 2.2) Strengthening of capacity for the planning and management of protected areas
Integrating protected areas into broader landscapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function
2012 - 2015 $1,500,000
2014 $100,000 1.1) Establishment of a National Representative Network of protected areas
2015 $400,000 1.2) Extension of the system of protected areas
2016 $1,000,000 1.3) Establish a coherent Ecological Network in accordance with EU criteria (Natura 2000)
Improvement of the system of protected areas with regard mitigation of negative climate change impacts
2012 - 2015 $900,000
2013 $300,000 3.1) Assessment of ecosystems fragmentation in the Republic of Macedonia as a tool for understanding of obstacles for adaptation of ecosystems against global climate change
2014 $300,000 3.2) Definition of possible routes (bio-corridors) for movement and migration of threatened plant and animal species by the climate change
2015 $300,000 3.3) Establishing protected areas of category V and VI on the previously defined corridors

GEF Projects

Macedonia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 12 countries : Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
World Bank-GEF Investment Fund for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Partnership, Tranche 1, 2nd Installment International Waters 2007-06-14 Council Approved 5,450,000 USD 45,000,000 USD
Southeastern Europe and Caucasus Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (SEEC CRIF) Climate Change 2011-05-27 CEO Endorsed 5,500,000 USD 21,500,000 USD
Capacity Building on Obsolete Pesticides in EECCA Countries POPs 2008-08-04 2011-09-30 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 1,396,550 USD
Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin of Albania, FYR-Macedonia and Greece Multi Focal Area 2005-09-13 IA Approved 4,511,000 USD 9,403,459 USD
Support for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 2012-03-01 CEO Approved 220,000 USD 212,000 USD
Support the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework Biodiversity 2010-01-12 CEO Approved 407,000 USD 236,000 USD
Demonstration project for Phasing-out and Elimination of PCBs and PCB-Containing Equipment POPs 2008-07-02 2012-03-31 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 1,785,000 USD
Sustainable Energy Program Climate Change 2005-09-13 2011-03-31 Under Implementation 5,850,000 USD 28,800,000 USD
Enabling FYR of Macedonia to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1999-02-05 IA Approved 345,000 USD 0
National Strategy and Action Plan of Biological and Landscape Diversity, National Report, Clearing House Mechanism, and Assessment of Capacity Building Needs Biodiversity 2000-12-11 2005-01-31 Project Closure 336,500 USD 35,000 USD
Balkans Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) Climate Change 2001-05-11 Cancelled 6,000,000 USD 0
MED Sustainable Governance and Knowledge Generation International Waters 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 3,100,000 USD 6,600,000 USD
World Bank-GEF Investment Fund for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Partnership, Tranche 1, 1st Allocation Multi Focal Area 2006-08-28 Council Approved 0 USD 90,000,000 USD
MED Mediterranean Environmental Sustainable Development Program "Sustainable MED" International Waters 2009-06-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation Climate Change 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 3,000,000 USD 9,260,000 USD
Lake Ohrid Management International Waters 1997-05-01 2004-12-31 Project Closure 4,280,000 USD 21,300,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activites (Phase II) Climate Change 2003-03-28 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Enabling Activities to Review and Update the National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2012-02-28 CEO Approved 155,000 USD 423,000 USD
Strengthening the Ecological, Institutional and Financial Sustainability of Macedonia's National Protected Areas System Biodiversity 2007-10-16 2011-03-31 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 4,161,400 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2003-02-19 IA Approved 195,400 USD 15,700 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Republic of Macedonia POPs 2001-11-14 2006-12-31 Project Closure 497,000 USD 0
Development of Mini-Hydropower Plants Climate Change 1999-01-01 2004-06-30 Project Closure 1,500,000 USD 4,900,000 USD
Mini-Hydropower Project Climate Change 1999-12-01 2004-06-30 Project Closure 750,000 USD 2,541,000 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme