Tuvalu

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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 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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 4 - Activity completed 2
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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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
7
steps
17
timeframe
2012 - 2018
cost
$183,500

Assessing threats and opportunities for restoration
2012 - 2013
Assessing equitable sharing of benefits and protected area governance
2016 - 2017 $83,000
2014 $15,000 5.1) Review MPA boudary if there is a need to remap (increase or reduce size)
2013 $8,000 5.2) Development of Database and trained personnel on Data entry/analysis
2014 $5,000 5.3) Distribution, collection of fishing diaries (report catch)
2014 $25,000 5.4) Review and/or update existing management plan
2016 $30,000 5.5) Biannual data collection and field monitoring
Assessing gaps in protected network area
2012 - 2015 $20,500
2013 $5,000 2.1) Analyze existing data
2015 $3,000 2.2) Identify priorities
2015 $4,500 2.3) Analyze top priorities sites first
2018 $8,000 2.4) Report
Assessing policy environment and the values of protected areas
2012 - 2014 $25,000
2014 $10,000 3.1) Identify values of ecosystem services
2014 $5,000 3.2) Identify timelines for various ecosystem services (in relation to species abundance)
2014 $10,000 3.3) Integration of new regulation to the Environment Protection Act and Te Kaniva (Tuvalu Climate Change Policy)
Establishing an effective PA monitoring system
2012 - 2014
Developing research program for protected areas
2014 - 2015
Assessing protected area sustainable needs and technology needs
2013 - 2018 $55,000
2014 $10,000 1.1) Develop a regulation under an existing legislation to enable establishment of technology to build resilience of ecosystem and biodiversity in Tuvalu
2015 $22,000 1.2) Carry out a Technology Needs Assessment and purchase appropriate technologies
2015 $7,000 1.3) Develop guidelines for applications
2015 $10,000 1.4) Develop sustainable financing strategy for protected areas
2015 $6,000 1.5) Establish a website for sharing information from various multi-stake holders

GEF Projects

Tuvalu is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 17 countries : Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) International Waters 2012-06-07 Council Approved 10,200,000 USD 70,306,000 USD
Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 7,210,000 USD 1,281,000 USD
Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP) Climate Change 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 5,225,000 USD 20,800,000 USD
Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project International Waters 2005-04-06 2011-03-31 Under Implementation 11,644,285 USD 79,091,933 USD
South Pacific Biodiversity Conservation Programme Biodiversity 1991-05-01 2001-12-31 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 4,296,000 USD
Pacific Islands Climate Change Assistance Project (PICCAP) Climate Change 1995-10-01 IA Approved 2,440,000 USD 0
Effective and Responsive Island-level Governance to Secure and Diversify Climate Resilient Marine-based Coastal Livelihoods and Enhance Climate Hazard Response Capacity Climate Change 2011-12-27 Council Approved 4,325,000 USD 19,601,596 USD
Expedited Financing of Climate Change Enabling Activities (Phase II) - PICCAP Climate Change 2000-07-27 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 0 USD
PAS GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 375,000 USD 0 USD
PAS Pacific POPs Release Reduction Through Improved Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes POPs 2010-03-17 PPG Approved 3,500,000 USD 3,530,000 USD
Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC) Climate Change 2008-04-01 Under Implementation 13,475,000 USD 39,200,000 USD
PAS Implementing Sustainable Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in the Pacific Island Countries - under the GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 9,748,136 USD 58,367,564 USD
Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Programme (PIREP) Climate Change 2002-02-01 2006-08-31 Project Closure 700,000 USD 111,000 USD
Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the Pacific Small Island Developing States International Waters 1998-07-01 2005-01-01 Project Closure 12,290,000 USD 8,058,383 USD
Climate Change Training Phase II - Training Programme to Support the Implementation of the UNFCCC Climate Change 1995-05-01 IA Approved 2,700,000 USD 500,000 USD
National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Climate Change 2003-02-12 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD
Increasing Resilience of Coastal Areas and Community Settlements to Climate Change Climate Change 2008-08-05 Under Implementation 3,060,000 USD 3,080,000 USD
Enabling Activity for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Tuvalu POPs 2005-02-17 2006-12-31 Project Closure 220,700 USD 20,000 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme