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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 1 - Just started, limited 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Improve management of protected areas
2012 - 2020
Integrate different types of governance to obtain equitable management
2012 - 2020
Sustainable financing
2012 - 2020
Integration of protected areas into broader landscape
2012 - 2020
Expand coverage of marine protected areas
2012 - 2020
Expand coverage of ecoregions
2012 - 2020
Expand Federal System of Protected Areas (SIFAP) to 11.5% of the territory of the country
2012 - 2020
2012 - 2013 Complete the missing conservation gap analysis for various ecoregions in the country, identifying priority areas for conservation.
2012 - 2014 Reach agreements between competent national and provincial entities to coordinate the creation of new PAs
2014 - 2020 Develop feasibility studies and design of new PAs in priority areas identified for conservation.
2014 - 2020 Expand efforts for negotiation and dialogue with stakeholders and the appropriate authorities to set limits, category and governance of each new PA.
2014 - 2020 Negotiate with the Legislative Power the declaration of new PAs

GEF Projects

Argentina is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 6 countries : Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Efficient Lighting Initiative (Tranche I) Climate Change 1998-07-01 2009-07-10 Project Completion 9,575,000 USD 35,000,000 USD
Demonstrating and Promoting Best Techniques and Practices for Reducing Health-care Waste to Avoid Environmental Releases of Dioxins and Mercury POPs 2006-08-01 IA Approved 11,051,403 USD 13,544,437 USD
Sustainable Management of the Water Resources of the la Plata Basin with Respect to the Effects of Climate Variability and Change Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 11,455,000 USD 50,561,962 USD
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships) International Waters 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 6,387,840 USD 17,701,939 USD
LAC Regional Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Project Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 21,175,000 USD 56,372,000 USD
Global Environmental Citizenship (GEC) Multi Focal Area 1998-03-30 2008-12-31 Project Completion 3,212,000 USD 3,165,000 USD
Monitoring of Greenhouse Gases Including Ozone Climate Change 1991-05-01 IA Approved 4,800,000 USD 1,200,000 USD
Strategic Action Programme for the Binational Basin of the Bermejo River International Waters 1996-11-01 1998-11-01 Project Closure 3,221,000 USD 2,735,000 USD
National Biodiversity Planning to Support the Implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Argentina Biodiversity 2011-11-17 CEO Approved 300,000 USD 303,260 USD
Strengthening of Governance for the Protection of Biodiversity through the Formulation and Implementation of the National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (NSIAS). Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 3,870,000 USD 18,032,888 USD
Energy Efficiency Project Climate Change 2006-08-28 Under Implementation 15,500,000 USD 82,613,000 USD
Decentralized GEF Medium-sized Grants Programme Multi Focal Area 2004-11-19 2010-06-30 Project Completion 2,500,000 USD 54,000 USD
Sustainable Management of Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems to Combat Desertification in Patagonia (resubmission) Land Degradation 2006-03-31 Under Implementation 5,533,966 USD 26,570,455 USD
Enabling Activities Leading to the Second National Communication of the Argentine Government to the Conference of the Parties to UNFCCC Climate Change 2002-05-17 2007-03-31 Project Closure 1,140,000 USD 710,000 USD
Coastal Contamination Prevention and Sustainable Fisheries Management International Waters 1998-03-30 2008-06-30 Project Closure 8,700,000 USD 20,500,000 USD
Efficient Street Lighting Program Climate Change 1998-07-24 2002-04-30 Project Closure 736,250 USD 0
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report to CBD Biodiversity 1996-09-25 IA Approved 348,890 USD 0
Biodiversity Conservation Project Biodiversity 1997-02-01 2008-03-31 Project Closure 10,389,000 USD 37,500,000 USD
IADB FP 2010-06-08 2,909,000 USD 21,200,000 USD
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
SFM Sustainable Forest Management in the Transboundary Gran Chaco American Ecosystem Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 7,363,636 USD 18,600,000 USD
Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Program - Implementing the program using STAR resources I Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 35,924,519 USD 35,924,519 USD
Enabling Sustainable Dryland Management Through Mobile Pastoral Custodianship: World Initiative on Sustainable Pastoralism (add on) Land Degradation 2008-01-31 2010-12-31 Project Completion 300,000 USD 0
Reducing and Preventing Land-based Pollution in the Rio de la Plata/Maritime Front through Implementation of the FrePlata Strategic Action Programme International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 3,000,000 USD 15,020,000 USD
Enabling Sustainable Dryland Management Through Mobile Pastoral Custodianship Land Degradation 2005-04-19 2010-12-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,875,000 USD
Environmental Protection and Sustainable Integrated Management of the Guarani Aquifer International Waters 2001-12-07 2009-01-31 Project Closure 13,942,600 USD 13,300,000 USD
Environmental Protection of the Rio de la Plata and Its Maritime Front: Pollution Prevention and Control and Habitat Restoration International Waters 1999-01-01 2008-12-31 Project Completion 6,007,000 USD 4,800,000 USD
Implementation of Strategic Action Program for the Bermejo River Binational Basin: Phase II International Waters 2000-11-01 2010-03-01 Project Completion 11,040,000 USD 8,730,000 USD
Economics of GHG Limitation - Phase I Climate Change 1995-02-01 2000-07-30 Project Closure 3,000,000 USD 270,000 USD
Environmentally Sound Management and Disposal of PCBs in Argentina POPs 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 3,500,000 USD 6,900,000 USD
Establishment of Incentives for the Conservation of Ecosystem Services of Global Significance Multi Focal Area 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 3,000,000 USD 6,900,000 USD
Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 2,439,210 USD 615,764 USD
Introduction of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Measures in Design, Construction and Operation of Social Housing and Community Equipment Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 10,442,618 USD 44,538,475 USD
Strengthening Fisheries Governance to Protect Freshwater and Wetland Biodiversity Biodiversity 2009-04-21 Under Implementation 2,450,000 USD 4,843,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation in Productive Forestry Landscapes Biodiversity 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 7,245,000 USD 7,222,750 USD
Enabling activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Argentina POPs 2003-02-10 2005-12-31 Project Closure 499,800 USD 57,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management ? Argentina Multi Focal Area 2004-05-07 IA Approved 200,000 USD 62,000 USD
In-Situ Conservation of Andean Crops and their Wild Relatives in the Humahuaca Valley, the Southernmost Extension of the Central Andes Biodiversity 2005-03-08 2010-12-31 Project Completion 963,200 USD 908,660 USD
Management and Conservation of Wetland Biodiversity in the Esteros del Ibera Biodiversity 2002-07-17 2006-12-15 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 9,394,125 USD
Patagonian Coastal Zone Management Plan Biodiversity 1991-12-01 1996-09-30 Project Completion 2,800,000 USD 0
Country Study on Climate Change Climate Change 1995-02-01 IA Approved 1,000,000 USD 1,472,000 USD
Renewable Energy in Rural Markets Project Climate Change 1997-11-01 2009-12-31 Project Closure 13,615,000 USD 212,100,000 USD
Consolidation and Implementation of the Patagonia Coastal Zone Management Programme for Biodiversity Conservation Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2009-12-31 Project Completion 5,200,000 USD 12,910,000 USD

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme