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

Management and consolidation of the National System of Conservation (SNUC)
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Brazil is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 3 countries : Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Renewable CO2 Capture and Storage from Sugar Fermentation Industry in Sao Paulo State Climate Change 2009-11-12 Cancelled 2,700,000 USD 7,715,000 USD
Action for a Sustainable Amazonia Biodiversity 1995-10-01 Cancelled 3,850,000 USD 700,000 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
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity, Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2010-11-01 Project Completion 4,007,124 USD 7,438,678 USD
Latin America: Multi-country Capacity-building for Compliance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Biodiversity 2006-08-01 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 5,260,000 USD 10,745,200 USD
Integrated and Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources in the Amazon River Basin Considering Climate Variability and Climate Change Multi Focal Area 2007-11-16 CEO Endorsed 7,700,000 USD 43,780,090 USD
Improved Certification Schemes for Sustainable Tropical Forest Management Biodiversity 2005-01-10 2009-12-01 Project Completion 987,000 USD 467,000 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity, Phase I Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2007-06-30 Project Closure 5,295,646 USD 3,576,739 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
Assessment of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks and Change at National Scales Multi Focal Area 2001-12-19 2006-03-08 Project Closure 978,000 USD 1,024,000 USD
Monitoring of Greenhouse Gases Including Ozone Climate Change 1991-05-01 IA Approved 4,800,000 USD 1,200,000 USD
Global Alternatives to Slash and Burn Agriculture Phase II Climate Change 1995-05-01 Project Closure 3,000,000 USD 3,370,000 USD
An Indicator Model for Dryland Ecosystems in Latin America Biodiversity 1999-12-22 2003-04-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 323,800 USD
Rio Grande Do Sul Biodiversity Conservation Biodiversity 2007-11-16 CEO Endorsed 5,349,488 USD 6,100,000 USD
Biomass Integrated Gasification/Gas Turbine Project Climate Change 1992-09-01 1997-10-31 Project Completion 8,115,000 USD 0
Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (GEF MAR) Biodiversity 2011-11-09 Council Approved 18,200,000 USD 98,400,000 USD
Consolidation of National System of Conservation Units (SNUC) and Enhanced Flora and Fauna Protection Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 32,621,820 USD 128,200,000 USD
Amazon Region Protected Areas Program Phase 2 Biodiversity 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 15,890,000 USD 70,000,000 USD
Integrated Water Resources Management of the Sao Francisco River Basin and Its Coastal Zone International Waters 2008-02-14 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 4,785,000 USD
Third National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 5,720,000 USD 6,500,000 USD
Establishment of PCB Waste Management and Disposal System POPs 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 4,895,000 USD 9,463,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Needs (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2006-03-16 CEO Approved 170,000 USD 12,000 USD
National Biodiversity Mainstreaming and Institutional Consolidation Project Biodiversity 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 22,000,000 USD 75,000,000 USD
Sustainable Land Management in the Semi-Arid Sertao Land Degradation 2004-11-19 Under Implementation 6,243,000 USD 9,226,000 USD
Formoso River -- Integrated Watershed Management and Protection Biodiversity 2002-08-08 2009-10-30 Project Completion 999,910 USD 1,176,781 USD
Rio de Janeiro Integrated Ecosystem Management in Production Landscapes of the North-Northwestern Fluminense Multi Focal Area 2003-11-21 2010-11-30 Project Completion 6,997,510 USD 8,027,400 USD
Demonstrations of Integrated Ecosystem and Watershed Management in the Caatinga, Phase I Multi Focal Area 2002-10-15 2010-12-30 Project Completion 4,100,000 USD 22,263,000 USD
Integrated Management of Aquatic Resources in the Amazon (AquaBio) Biodiversity 2005-06-08 IA Approved 7,394,900 USD 9,971,300 USD
Establishment of Private Natural Heritage Reserves in the Brazilian Cerrado Biodiversity 2000-10-16 2006-10-30 Project Closure 750,000 USD 100,000 USD
Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA) Biodiversity 2000-05-01 2008-12-31 Project Closure 30,350,000 USD 59,000,000 USD
Integrated Watershed Management Program for the Pantanal and Upper Paraguay River Basin International Waters 1998-07-01 2006-12-01 Project Closure 6,615,000 USD 9,788,000 USD
Biomass Power Generation: Sugar Cane Bagasse and Trash Climate Change 1996-04-01 1999-01-09 Project Closure 3,750,000 USD 2,770,000 USD
Energy Efficiency Project Climate Change 1997-07-01 2006-06-30 Project Closure 20,000,000 USD 180,000,000 USD
National Biodiversity Project (PROBIO) Biodiversity 1991-05-01 2005-12-31 Project Closure 10,275,000 USD 10,000,000 USD
FAO PPG 2008-11-13 9,000,000 USD 33,900,000 USD
FAO FP 2010-03-17 5,777,618 USD 8,410,000 USD
EFCC Advanced Technology Cogeneration Project for the Costa Pinto Sugar Refinery in Piracicaba SP Brazil Climate Change 2005-06-08 Cancelled 44,520,000 USD 133,000,000 USD
Biomass Power Commercial Demonstration Climate Change 1997-05-01 Cancelled 40,475,000 USD 82,000,000 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
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
The GLOBE Legislator Forest Initiative Multi Focal Area 2011-07-11 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 1,187,050 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
CleanTech Fund Climate Change 2006-02-07 Under Implementation 995,000 USD 61,200,000 USD
Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program (BACP), Phase 1 Biodiversity 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 7,435,750 USD 11,674,000 USD
LAC Regional Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Project Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 21,175,000 USD 56,372,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation in Coffee: Transforming Productive Practices in the Coffee Sector by Increasing Market Demand for Certified Sustainable Coffee Biodiversity 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 12,640,092 USD 81,613,497 USD
Conservation & Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture through an Ecosystem Approach Biodiversity 2007-06-14 IA Approved 8,510,682 USD 18,647,321 USD
Fuel Cells Financing Initiative for Distributed Generation Applications (Phase 1) Climate Change 2003-11-21 Under Implementation 6,575,000 USD 9,000,000 USD
Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Gold Mining and Extraction Technologies International Waters 2001-12-07 IA Approved 7,124,982 USD 12,882,000 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
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Climate Change 2000-11-01 IA Approved 6,812,000 USD 2,508,000 USD
Alternatives to Slash and Burn Climate Change 1992-02-01 IA Approved 3,000,000 USD 3,000,000 USD
Regional Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Amazon Biodiversity 1991-05-01 IA Approved 4,500,000 USD 855,000 USD
People, Land Management, and Environmental Change (PLEC) Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2002-02-28 Project Closure 6,276,300 USD 4,817,000 USD
Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-arid Zones Biodiversity 1999-08-11 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 150,000 USD
Recovery and Protection of Climate and Biodiversity Services in the Paraiba do Sul Basin of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 26,855,454 USD 168,794,000 USD
Integrated Management of the Ilha Grande Bay Ecosystem Biodiversity 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 2,500,000 USD 7,400,000 USD
Mitigation Options of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in Key Sectors in Brazil Climate Change 2010-06-08 Council Endorsed 4,227,273 USD 11,890,000 USD
Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Program in Brazil Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 5,000,000 USD 5,050,000 USD
Sustainable Cerrado Initiative Biodiversity 2005-11-10 CEO Endorsed 13,000,000 USD 54,000,000 USD
Improving Brazilian Capacity to Conserve and Use Biodiversity through Information Management and Use Biodiversity 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 8,272,727 USD 20,100,000 USD
Production of Sustainable, Renewable Biomass-based Charcoal for the Iron and steel Industry in Brazil Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 7,200,000 USD 32,700,000 USD
Pilot Project for Methane Mitigation and Recovery from Hydroelectric Power Reservoirs Climate Change 2010-03-17 Cancelled 2,651,940 USD 12,796,741 USD
Tabuleiro State Park: Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Biodiversity 2005-07-21 2009-10-31 Project Completion 998,734 USD 1,354,063 USD
Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency in Buildings Climate Change 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 13,750,000 USD 64,825,000 USD
Effective Conservation and Sustainable Use of Mangrove Ecosystems in Brazil Biodiversity 2007-06-14 IA Approved 5,330,000 USD 15,345,692 USD
Espirito Santo Biodiversity and Watershed Conservation and Restoration Project Biodiversity 2007-11-16 2012-06-30 Under Implementation 4,200,000 USD 8,000,000 USD
Ecosystem Restoration of Riparian Forests in Sao Paulo Land Degradation 2004-09-27 2011-04-27 Under Implementation 7,047,000 USD 11,871,600 USD
Development of a National Implementation Plan in Brazil as a First Step to Implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2006-08-28 IA Approved 1,849,013 USD 1,680,000 USD
Second National Communication of Brazil to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2005-09-13 2010-12-31 Project Completion 3,400,000 USD 4,175,600 USD
Development and Implementation of Mechanisms to disseminate Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management in Latin America and the Caribbean International Waters 2002-09-30 2005-12-31 Project Closure 972,000 USD 665,000 USD
Caatinga Conservation and Sustainable Management Project Multi Focal Area 2006-08-01 2012-10-31 Project Completion 10,349,000 USD 13,060,000 USD
Parana Biodiversity Project Biodiversity 2002-02-01 2009-01-31 Project Closure 8,000,000 USD 24,860,000 USD
Integrated Management of Land-Based Activities in the Sao Francisco Basin International Waters 1998-07-01 2006-06-01 Project Closure 4,771,000 USD 17,443,000 USD
Promoting Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainble Use in the Frontier Forests of Northwestern Mato Grosso Biodiversity 2000-05-01 2010-12-31 Project Completion 6,983,950 USD 9,130,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy and National Report Biodiversity 1997-03-01 IA Approved 942,500 USD 1,400,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity Climate Change 1995-10-01 IA Approved 1,500,000 USD 0
Brazilian Biodiversity Fund Biodiversity 1991-05-01 2004-02-28 Project Closure 20,000,000 USD 5,000,000 USD
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses for Urban Transport Climate Change 1999-12-01 2010-12-31 Project Completion 12,618,100 USD 9,169,000 USD

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