Poland

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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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
3
steps
0
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
-

site-level management plan development
2013 - 2015
Establishment, protection and management of ecological corridors
2015 - 2020
Designation of marine nature reserves.
2015 - 2020

GEF Projects

Poland 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
Geothermal Energy Development Program , GeoFund Climate Change 2003-05-16 2009-12-30 Cancelled 9,670,000 USD 175,000,000 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
Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2000-04-30 Project Closure 2,744,000 USD 0
Biodiversity Data Management Capacitation in Developing Countries and Networking Biodiversity Information Biodiversity 1994-06-01 1999-03-30 Project Closure 4,000,000 USD 1,390,000 USD
Integrated Approach to Wood Waste Combustion for Heat Production Climate Change 2001-03-16 2006-12-31 Project Completion 975,000 USD 2,030,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environemntal Management Multi Focal Area 2003-06-13 IA Approved 200,000 USD 47,500 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Convention) in Poland POPs 2001-08-01 2004-12-31 Project Closure 496,950 USD 0
Gdansk Cycling Infrastructure Project Climate Change 2001-06-01 2006-12-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,500,000 USD
Forest Biodiversity Protection Biodiversity 1991-05-01 1995-12-31 Project Closure 4,500,000 USD 1,700,000 USD
Rural Environmental Project International Waters 1998-07-01 2004-04-30 Project Closure 3,000,000 USD 11,400,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, and Action Plan and Country Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1996-09-17 2005-12-31 Project Closure 205,000 USD 0
Efficient Lighting Project (PELP) Climate Change 1994-12-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 5,000,000 USD 0
Zakopane/Podhale Geothermal District Heating and Environment Project Climate Change 1999-05-07 2004-12-31 Cancelled 5,400,000 USD 79,300,000 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
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
Development of Best Practices and Dissemination of Lessons Learned for Dealing with the Global Problem of Alien Species that Threaten Biological Diversity Biodiversity 1998-03-03 2002-12-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 3,233,000 USD
Country Case Studies on Sources and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases Climate Change 1991-12-01 1995-03-01 Project Closure 4,700,000 USD 1,716,975 USD
Polish Energy Efficiency Motors Programme Climate Change 2002-05-17 2009-02-28 Project Completion 4,500,000 USD 17,711,472 USD
Demand-side Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings, Lodz Municipal Energy Services Company Climate Change 2003-08-15 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 23,000,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation and Management in the Barycz Valley Multi Focal Area 2004-05-10 IA Approved 988,318 USD 10,237,351 USD
Support to the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework Biodiversity 2001-12-07 IA Approved 460,000 USD 2,156,550 USD
Krakow Energy Efficiency Project Climate Change 2000-05-01 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 11,184,250 USD 88,000,000 USD
Add-on: Biodiversity Enabling Activities: Assessment of Capacity Building Needs for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Biodiversity 2001-09-24 2003-04-30 Project Closure 234,000 USD 61,600 USD
Strengthening the Clearing House Mechanism Focal Point for the Participation in the Pilot Phase of the CHM of the CBD Biodiversity 1998-01-09 2005-12-31 Project Closure 11,000 USD 0
Coal-to-Gas Project Climate Change 1991-12-01 2004-06-30 Project Closure 25,328,900 USD 23,320,000 USD
Phaseout of Ozone Depleting Substances Ozone Depleting Substances 1996-04-01 2001-04-30 Project Closure 6,214,000 USD 13,953,000 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme