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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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Developing the monitoring system and control of implementation legislation
2012 - 2020 $250,000
2020 3.1) Growth of the experience of management authorities in sphere of control implementation ecological legislation
2020 $200,000 3.2) Development of the monitoring system and research methodology on PA in accordance with international standards
2020 $50,000 3.3) Working out express methods of indicating changes in the condition and stability of species and ecosystems in case of man-made changes in habitat
Creation of environment for а Program Work on Protected Areas
2012 - 2015 $4,000
2015 1.1) Analysis and integration of the international standards in management of PA with legislative mechanisms
2014 1.2) The ratification of Bern convention and harmonization of national legislation
2013 $4,000 1.3) Developing and approving methods of cost estimate of ecosystems services and cost estimate of biological diversity
Development of the PA system and management
2012 - 2020 $335,000
2014 $120,000 2.1) Implementing the Scheme of rational placement of specially protected natural sites of the republican importance up to January 1, 2015
2015 $50,000 2.2) Developing a draft scheme of the National Environmental Network with due consideration of the Common European Environmental Network
2014 $5,000 2.3) Working out a draft National strategy of the development of the specially protected natural sites system
2014 $10,000 2.4) Creating an efficient system of protected areas that is representatively inclusive of all types of standard ecological systems in the Republic of Belarus and that takes into account the areas of socio-economic development of the regions and developin
2013 $100,000 2.5) Providing of inventory of PA for identification of modern status and valuable for items of them creation
2013 $10,000 2.6) Working out the scheme of wild animals migration routes
2020 2.7) Working and carrying out plans of controlling specially protected natural sites of international importance
2013 $20,000 2.8) Forming a list of typical and rare biotopes in the territory of the Republic of Belarus
2015 2.9) Optimizing the system of state authorities and other agencies, including state nature protection institutions that carry out management in the sphere of specially protected areas
2014 $20,000 2.10) Training professionals in the sphere of specially protected areas, as well as upgrading the skills of employees working for state institutions who carry out public administration in protected areas, and state nature protection institutions
2015 2.11) Ensuring management of protected areas on the basis of management plans, action plans for preserving rare and endangered wild animals and wild-growing plants

GEF Projects

Belarus 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
Strategic Partnership for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River and Black Sea - World Bank-GEF Nutrient Reduction Investment Fund: Tranche 3 International Waters 2003-05-16 Council Approved 2,918,000 USD 222,182,000 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF2) Multi Focal Area 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 42,714,904 USD 43,000,000 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
Strengthening the Network of Training Centers for Protected Area Management through Demonstration of a Tested Approach Biodiversity 2005-05-11 IA Approved 999,750 USD 1,368,000 USD
Integrated Solid Waste Management POPs 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 5,785,000 USD 11,375,000 USD
Catalyzing Sustainability of the Wetland Protected Areas System in Belarusian Polesie through Increased Management Efficiency and Realigned Land Use Practices Biodiversity 2005-09-13 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 2,410,900 USD 9,094,000 USD
Enabling activities related to the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Republic of Belarus POPs 2004-05-28 IA Approved 499,300 USD 65,150 USD
Biomass Energy for Heating and Hot Water Supply Climate Change 2002-10-15 2008-05-31 Project Completion 3,374,000 USD 5,562,000 USD
Biodiversity Protection Biodiversity 1991-05-01 1997-06-30 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 250,000 USD
Dissemination of the National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan, First National Report to the CBD & Establishment of the Clearing House Mechanism Biodiversity 1998-01-16 2005-12-31 Project Closure 81,300 USD 0
Danube/Black Sea Strategic Partnership - Nutrient Reduction Investment Fund: Tranche 2 International Waters 2002-05-17 Council Approved 1,750,000 USD 74,800,000 USD
Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase-out in the CEIT Region Ozone Depleting Substances 2010-06-08 Council Approved 9,250,000 USD 12,300,000 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF1) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Project Completion 13,647,498 USD 0
Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation Climate Change 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 3,000,000 USD 9,260,000 USD
Implementation of The Dnipro Basin Strategic Action Program for the reduction of persistent toxics pollution International Waters 2008-04-24 IA Approved 2,735,000 USD 6,100,000 USD
Preparation of A Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for the Dnieper River Basin and Development of SAP Implementation Mechanisms International Waters 1998-03-30 2005-07-31 Project Completion 7,261,000 USD 7,600,000 USD
Landscape Approach to Management of Peatlands Aiming at Multiple Ecological Benefits Multi Focal Area 2011-05-26 Council Approved 2,775,900 USD 10,484,400 USD
Removing Barriers to Wind Power Development in Belarus Climate Change 2012-02-29 Council Approved 3,125,000 USD 17,100,000 USD
Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvements in the State Sector in Belarus Climate Change 2005-11-10 2011-12-31 Project Completion 1,595,000 USD 8,369,600 USD
Renaturalization and Sustainable Management of Peatlands to Combat Land Degradation, Ensure Conservation of Globally Valuable Biodiversity, and Mitigate Climate Change Multi Focal Area 2004-12-06 2010-12-31 Project Completion 998,854 USD 2,307,571 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2002-11-27 IA Approved 179,100 USD 9,000 USD
Assessment of Capacity-building Needs for Biodiversity, Participation in CHM and Preparation of a Second National Report (add on) Biodiversity 2001-04-26 2003-12-31 Project Closure 183,700 USD 49,000 USD
Enabling the Republic of Belarus to Prepare its First National Communications in Response to its Commitments under the UNFCCC Climate Change 2001-03-08 2003-06-30 Project Closure 312,000 USD 90,000 USD
Phaseout of Ozone Depleting Substances Ozone Depleting Substances 1996-05-01 2000-12-29 Project Closure 7,400,000 USD 7,300,000 USD

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme