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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 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 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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

To fulfill the list of natural monuments and to develop and approve their passports
2012 - 2016
Establishment of unified system of biodiversty monitoring and cadastre
2012 - 2020
Establishment of national ecological network of protected areas
Develop Site-level management plans for state-owned reservations
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Armenia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 3 countries : Armenia, Belarus, and Russian Federation
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Reducing Transboundary Degradation in the Kura-Aras Basin International Waters 2008-07-28 CEO Endorsed 3,623,328 USD 10,350,000 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
Green Urban Lighting Climate Change 2012-02-29 PPG Approved 1,650,000 USD 8,600,000 USD
GEOFUND APL2 ? ARMENIA GEOTHERMAL PROJECT Climate Change 2003-05-16 2011-04-30 Under Implementation 1,500,000 USD 830,000 USD
Developing Institutional and Legal Capacity to Optimize Information and Monitoring System for Global Environmental Management in Armenia Multi Focal Area 2008-02-26 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 500,000 USD 130,000 USD
Renewable Energy Project Climate Change 2005-09-13 2010-12-31 Project Completion 3,250,000 USD 15,500,000 USD
Enabling activities to facilitate early action on the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Republic of Armenia POPs 2001-11-14 2006-12-12 Project Closure 481,500 USD 0
Natural Resources Management and Poverty Reduction Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2009-01-31 Project Closure 5,210,000 USD 11,000,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2001-02-05 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report to CBD Biodiversity 1997-04-28 IA Approved 174,800 USD 0
Geothermal Energy Development Program , GeoFund Climate Change 2003-05-16 2009-12-30 Cancelled 9,670,000 USD 175,000,000 USD
Stabilizing GHG Emissions from Road Transport Through Doubling of Global Vehicle Fuel Economy: Regional Implementation of the Global Fuel Efficiency Initiative (GFEI) Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 1,713,637 USD 13,460,582 USD
Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Forest Ecosystems of Armenia Climate Change 2007-11-12 CEO Approved 950,000 USD 1,900,000 USD
In-situ Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives through Enhanced Information Management and Field Application Biodiversity 2002-10-15 2010-10-01 Project Completion 6,162,025 USD 6,516,969 USD
Catalyzing Financial Sustainability of Armenia's Protected Areas System Biodiversity 2009-05-08 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 4,535,000 USD
LGGE Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings Climate Change 2009-06-24 Under Implementation 1,090,450 USD 2,350,000 USD
Elimination of Obsolete Pesticide Stockpiles and Addressing POPs Contaminated Sites within a Sound Chemicals Management Framework POPs 2012-06-07 Council Approved 4,840,000 USD 19,417,240 USD
Developing the Protected Area System Biodiversity 2008-09-29 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,000,000 USD
Technical Assistance for Environmentally Sustainable Management of PCBs and Other POPs Waste in the Republic of Armenia POPs 2008-05-22 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 830,000 USD 1,848,460 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2002-05-23 IA Approved 197,600 USD 75,000 USD
Programme for Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances Ozone Depleting Substances 2002-10-15 2009-03-31 Project Completion 2,086,772 USD 0
Improving the Energy Efficiency of the Urban Heating and Hot Water Supply Climate Change 2003-05-16 Under Implementation 3,160,120 USD 8,865,000 USD
Country Study on Climate Change Climate Change 1995-05-01 IA Approved 350,000 USD 0
Assessment of Priority Capacity Building Needs for Biodiversity and Establishment of CHM Structures (Additional Financing) Biodiversity 2000-12-20 CEO Approved 143,130 USD 0 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Sustainable Financing and Improved Management Effectiveness for Protected Areas in the South Caucasus 10 11 2009 Partially Funded $18,700,000 USD $6,300,000.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme