Antigua and Barbuda

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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 1 - Just started, limited 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 1 - Just started, limited 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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Completing the revision of the System Plan
2012 $600,000
2012 $320,000 1.1) Completing additional data collection on proposed and existing protected areas
2012 $120,000 1.2) Declaration of key proposed protected areas based on national and IUCN categories
2012 $160,000 1.3) Establishing Biodiversity Corridors
2012 1.4) Completing the Systems plan and submitting same for Cabinet approval
Implementing the Legislation that addresses the issue of Protected Areas
2012 - 2013 $40,000
2012 2.1) Meeting with the minister for Formal presentation of the Environmental Management and Protection Bill (2011) (EPMB)
2012 2.2) Presentation of Environment Protection and Management Bill to the Attorney General’s Office for review
2012 2.3) Submission of EPMB to parliament for approval
2013 $40,000 2.4) Enactment of the EPMB into law
Developing sustainable financing methods for Protected Areas in Antigua and Barbuda.
2012 - 2020 $1,200,000
2013 $200,000 4.1) Complete a protected areas valuation study for the system of protected areas developed for Antigua and Barbuda
2020 $500,000 4.2) Developing and implementing a financing system for protected areas which involves the use of renewable energy production
2013 $200,000 4.3) Introducing the use of incentives and user fee systems to ensure sustainable financing of protected areas for Antigua and Barbuda
2013 $300,000 4.4) Establish a protected areas trust fund to be used in the sustainable management of protected areas
Developing the capacity to manage Protected Areas in Antigua and Barbuda
2012 - 2020 $2,500,000
2013 $200,000 3.1) Establishing a Protected Areas Centralized Agency for Protected Areas Management
2020 $200,000 3.2) Complete ongoing training programs for the development of technical capacity in protected areas management
2020 $1,000,000 3.3) Hire Staff for existing protected areas (over three years)
2020 $500,000 3.4) Acquire necessary equipment etc for effective protected areas management
2015 $600,000 3.5) Develop and implement management plans and public awareness plans for all legally declared protected areas in Antigua and Barbuda

GEF Projects

Antigua And Barbuda is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 16 countries : Antigua And Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts And Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
A Participatory Approach to Managing the Environment: An Input to the Inter-American Strategy for Participation (ISP) Multi Focal Area 1997-08-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 720,000 USD 840,000 USD
Country Case Studies on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Assessment - Phase I Climate Change 1995-02-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 2,000,000 USD 0
Building Capacity for Conducting Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments in the Caribbean Region Climate Change 1999-12-23 CEO Approved 117,744 USD 0
Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 7,210,000 USD 1,281,000 USD
Testing a Prototype Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (CReW) International Waters 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 20,380,000 USD 251,500,000 USD
Sustainable Management of the Shared Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions International Waters 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 7,798,836 USD 48,300,000 USD
Building Wider Public and Private Constituences for the GEF in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Promotion of Global Environment Protection through the Electronic Media Multi Focal Area 2001-07-11 2004-07-01 Project Closure 998,062 USD 959,132 USD
Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean International Waters 2004-05-21 2011-07-01 Under Implementation 13,990,841 USD 98,269,493 USD
Ship-Generated Waste Management International Waters 1992-12-01 2003-06-30 Project Closure 13,018,000 USD 38,000,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2000-04-19 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Enabling activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Antigua and Barbuda POPs 2003-03-03 2005-12-31 Project Closure 397,300 USD 74,000 USD
Demonstrating the Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Island Resource Management Mechanism in a Small Island Developing State Multi Focal Area 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 3,193,030 USD 4,703,300 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report to COP Biodiversity 1997-03-25 IA Approved 139,000 USD 0
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase II Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,118,200 USD 5,083,637 USD
Sustainable Financing and Management of Eastern Caribbean Marine Ecosystems Biodiversity 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 9,000,000 USD 14,800,000 USD
Implementing Integrated Land Water and Wastewater Management in Caribbean SIDS Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 20,448,598 USD 118,006,108 USD
Supporting the Implementation of the Global Monitoring Plan of POPs in Latin America and Caribbean States (GRULAC) POPs 2008-09-25 IA Approved 890,000 USD 1,065,000 USD
BS Regional Project for Implementing National Biosafety Frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-region - under the GEF Biosafety Program Biodiversity 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 6,082,995 USD 6,918,624 USD
Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme Climate Change 2000-07-01 2009-12-31 Project Completion 4,776,000 USD 12,450,000 USD
OECS Protected Areas and Associated Sustainable Livelihoods Biodiversity 2004-03-22 2011-07-31 Under Implementation 3,924,000 USD 3,871,000 USD
Caribbean: Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change Climate Change 2001-12-07 2009-03-30 Project Closure 5,345,000 USD 4,300,000 USD
Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Global Climate Change (CARICOM) Climate Change 1995-05-04 2002-11-29 Project Closure 6,825,000 USD 0
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs and Country Specific Priorities Biodiversity 2002-11-26 CEO Approved 212,180 USD 50,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2002-12-17 IA Approved 193,000 USD 71,000 USD
Enabling Antigua and Barbuda to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-07-21 IA Approved 161,500 USD 0
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1999-07-19 IA Approved 14,000 USD 0

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  • United Nations Environment Programme