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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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 4 - Activity completed 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 4 - Activity completed 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 4 - Activity completed 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 4 - Activity completed 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 4 - Activity completed 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 4 - Activity completed 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 4 - Activity completed 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 4 - Activity completed 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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

2012 - 2020

Stocktaking and national target setting
2012 - 2020 $38,000
2020 $38,000
NBSAP update
2011 - 2020 $97,400
2020 $97,400
National frameworks for NBSAP implementation, CDB reporting and exchange mechanisms
2011 - 2020 $74,000
2020 $74,000

GEF Projects

Azerbaijan is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 7 countries : Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
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
Promoting Replication of Good Practices for Nutrient Reduction and Joint Collaboration in Central and Eastern Europe International Waters 2008-08-05 2010-12-31 Project Completion 999,816 USD 1,399,846 USD
Continued Institutional Strengthening Support for CEITs to meet the obligations of the Montreal Protocol Ozone Depleting Substances 2007-04-09 2011-03-01 Under Implementation 835,000 USD 408,040 USD
Towards a Convention and Action Programme for the Protection of the Caspian Sea Environment International Waters 2003-11-21 IA Approved 6,448,840 USD 25,802,000 USD
Sustainable Land and Forest Management in the Greater Caucasus Landscape Multi Focal Area 2011-03-29 CEO Endorsed 5,780,000 USD 11,400,000 USD
Increasing Representation of Effectively Managed Marine Ecosystems in the Protected Area System Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 1,363,636 USD 6,491,069 USD
Initiation of the HCFCs Phase out and Promotion of HFCs-Free Energy Efficient Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems Ozone Depleting Substances 2012-06-07 Council Approved 2,660,000 USD 6,550,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2002-12-23 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD
Programme for Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances Ozone Depleting Substances 1998-03-30 IA Approved 6,867,015 USD 2,226,000 USD
Expedited Financing of Climate Change Enabling Activities (Phase II) Climate Change 2000-04-19 CEO Approved 97,500 USD 0
The Caspian Sea: Restoring Depleted Fisheries and Consolidation of a Permanent Regional Environmental Governance Framework International Waters 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 5,000,000 USD 36,520,000 USD
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
Preparing for HCFC phase out in CEITs: needs, benefits and potential synergies with other MEAs Ozone Depleting Substances 2008-03-27 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 695,000 USD 450,000 USD
Addressing Transboundary Environmental Issues in the Caspian Environment Programme (Phase I) International Waters 1998-11-01 2003-02-28 Project Closure 8,341,456 USD 9,975,500 USD
Environmentally Sound Management and Disposal of PCBs POPs 2008-07-28 CEO Endorsed 2,226,000 USD 4,405,000 USD
Integrating climate change risks into water and flood management by vulnerable mountainous communities in the Greater Caucasus region of Azerbaijan Climate Change 2010-11-18 CEO Endorsed 2,800,000 USD 7,260,000 USD
National Biodiversity Planning to Support the Implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan Biodiversity 2011-11-14 CEO Approved 210,000 USD 276,000 USD
Enabling Activities to facilitate early action on the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Azerbaijan POPs 2004-08-25 IA Approved 493,000 USD 0
Rural Environment Project Biodiversity 2005-04-06 2009-12-31 Project Completion 5,350,000 USD 11,880,000 USD
Biodiversity Startegy, Action Plan and National Report Biodiversity 2001-01-08 IA Approved 351,216 USD 0
Enabling Azerbaijan to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-07-16 IA Approved 324,500 USD 0

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