Tunisia

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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 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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
5
steps
15
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$3,320,000

A full assessment in terms of management efficiency for ecological representativeness of protected areas
2012 - 2020 $900,000
2012 - 2020 $50,000 3.1) Assessment of management efficiency (4.2)
2012 - 2020 $50,000 3.2)  Establishment of an efficient monitoring system for protected areas (4.3)
2012 - 2020 $100,000 3.3)  Development of a research programme for protected areas (4.4)
2012 - 2020 $200,000 3.4) Assessment protection opportunities for marine environments
2012 - 2020 $500,000 3.5)  Mainstreaming of climate change aspects in protected areas
Strengthening of institutional capacity, systemic and individual
2012 - 2020 $450,000
2012 - 2020 $100,000 2.1) Assessment of protected area capacity-building needs (3.2)
2012 - 2020 $100,000 2.2)  Assessment appropriate technological needs (3.3)
2012 - 2020 $50,000 2.3)  Assessment of protected area sustainable financial needs (3.4)
2012 - 2020 $200,000 2.4)  Conducing public awareness campaigns (3.5)
The development and implementation of management plans and protected area management
2012 - 2020
Upgrading / strengthening of the legal aspects and integration of different stakeholders in protected areas
2012 - 2020
A full assessment of gaps
2012 - 2020 $1,970,000
2012 - 2020 $20,000 1.1) Assessment of ecological gaps
2012 - 2020 $1,500,000 1.2) Development of management plans at the site level (1.4)
2012 - 2020 $100,000 1.3) Assessment of restoration threats and opportunities (1.5)
2012 - 2020 $150,000 1.4) Assessment of local community participation on decisions related to protected areas (2.2)
2012 - 2020 $50,000 1.5) Assessment of the political environment to establish and manage protected areas (3.1)
2012 - 2020 $150,000 1.6) Assessment of protected area valuation (3.1)

GEF Projects

Tunisia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 5 countries : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
MED Sustainable Governance and Knowledge Generation International Waters 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 3,100,000 USD 6,600,000 USD
MENARID Integrated Nature Resources Management in the Middle East and North Africa Region (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
MED Integration of Climatic Variability and Change into National Strategies to Implement the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean International Waters 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 2,454,545 USD 7,000,000 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
MENARID Cross Cutting M & E Functions and Knowledge Management for INRM within the MENARID Programme Framework Land Degradation 2008-05-05 PPG Approved 727,270 USD 1,600,000 USD
Protection of the North West Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS) and related humid zones and ecosystems International Waters 2002-12-18 2006-06-30 Project Closure 600,000 USD 816,000 USD
Participatory Management of Plant Genetic Resources in Oases of the Maghreb Biodiversity 1998-03-30 IA Approved 3,078,764 USD 3,500,000 USD
African NGO-Government Partnership for Sustainable Biodiversity Action Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-05-05 Project Closure 4,544,080 USD 7,120,000 USD
Building Capacity in the Maghreb to Respond to the Challenges and Opportunities Created by National Response to the Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate Change 1993-05-01 IA Approved 2,500,000 USD 0
Oil Pollution Management Project for the Southwest Mediterranean Sea International Waters 1992-04-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 19,100,000 USD 1,740,000 USD
MENARID Support to Sustainable Land Management in the Siliana Governorate Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 IA Approved 5,350,000 USD 22,684,000 USD
Assessment of Capacity-building Needs for Biodiversity and Participation in the Establishment of a Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) - ADD ON Biodiversity 2004-11-29 2010-01-13 Project Closure 186,900 USD 75,000 USD
Self-Assessment of National Capacity in Tunisia to Manage the Global Environment Multi Focal Area 2002-09-26 IA Approved 200,000 USD 25,000 USD
Gulf of Gabes Marine and Coastal Resources Protection Biodiversity 2003-08-25 2012-03-31 Under Implementation 6,410,000 USD 2,740,000 USD
Private Sector Led Development of On-Grid Wind Power in Tunisia Climate Change 2003-11-21 2012-05-31 Under Implementation 10,525,000 USD 95,735,000 USD
Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and National Report Biodiversity 1996-08-08 2009-02-28 Project Closure 89,000 USD 0
Emissions Inventory of Greenhouse Gases : National Strategy and Action Plans for Emissions Reduction and Fulfilment of National Communications under the UNFCCC Climate Change 1995-05-01 IA Approved 565,400 USD 0
FAO FP 2007-06-14 4,225,000 USD 14,500,000 USD
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
Africa Stockpiles Program (ASP) - Project 1- Supplemental Funds for Disposal and Prevention POPs 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 3,960,000 USD 5,600,000 USD
Regional Coordination on Improved Water Resources Management and Capacity Building Horizontal Adaptable Programmatic Programme (H-APL)(TA) International Waters 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 5,644,545 USD 82,035,000 USD
MENARID Reducing Risks to the Sustainable Management of the North West Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS) International Waters 2008-04-29 IA Approved 1,000,000 USD 1,641,140 USD
Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem-Regional Component: Implementation of Agreed Actions for the Protection of the Environmental Resources of the Mediterranean Sea and Its Coastal Areas Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 13,591,000 USD 29,607,200 USD
Africa Stockpiles Program, P1 POPs 2002-10-15 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 25,700,000 USD 35,000,000 USD
Determination of Priority Actions for the Further Elaboration and Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Mediterranean Sea International Waters 1998-03-30 2006-06-30 Project Closure 6,290,000 USD 4,185,000 USD
Conservation of Wetland and Coastal Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Region Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2006-02-28 Project Completion 13,435,445 USD 26,320,000 USD
Pilot Biosafety Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2000-04-30 Project Closure 2,744,000 USD 0
Biodiversity Country Studies - Phase I Biodiversity 1992-03-01 1995-02-01 Project Closure 5,000,000 USD 801,000 USD
Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-arid Zones Biodiversity 1999-08-11 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 150,000 USD
Tunisia Northern Tunis Wastewater Project International Waters 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 8,000,000 USD 547,000,000 USD
Second Natural Resources Management Project Multi Focal Area 2008-09-23 CEO Endorsed 9,726,000 USD 75,700,000 USD
Demonstrating and Promoting Best Techniques and Practices for Managing Healthcare Waste and PCBs POPs 2007-11-16 CEO Endorsed 5,840,000 USD 17,000,000 USD
Capacity Building for the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework Biodiversity 2006-02-08 2011-06-01 Under Implementation 848,900 USD 919,260 USD
Development of an Energy Efficiency Program for the Industrial Sector for Tunisia Climate Change 2003-11-21 2010-12-31 Project Completion 8,500,000 USD 23,300,000 USD
Development of a National Plan for the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs POPs 2001-11-14 2005-12-31 Project Closure 431,270 USD 93,103 USD
Protected Areas Management Project Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2009-02-28 Project Completion 5,380,000 USD 4,590,000 USD
Barrier Removal to Encourage and Secure Market Transformation and Labeling of Refrigerators Climate Change 1998-03-26 2004-12-01 Project Closure 710,000 USD 1,236,000 USD
Experimental Validation of Building Codes and Removal of Barriers to Their Adoption Climate Change 1998-07-01 2007-12-31 Project Completion 4,360,000 USD 3,770,000 USD
Solar Water heating Climate Change 1993-05-01 2004-06-30 Project Closure 4,200,000 USD 16,900,000 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Renforcement du système tunisien d’aires protégées terrestres marines et côtières 13 01 2011 Not Funded $20,000,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme