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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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Assessing the values and contribution of protected areas to the national and local economies and to achieving MDGs
2015 $50,000
2012 - 2020 $50,000
Development and implementation of sustainable finance plans for protected area systems.
2015 $800,000
2015 $200,000 3.1) Assessing protected area sustainable finance needs
2015 $500,000 3.2) Developing protected area business plan or plans
2015 $100,000 3.3) Developing new protected area funding mechanisms
Integration of protected areas into wider land and seascapes to showcase mainstreaming of biodiversity with other sectors and ecosystem based approaches to adaptation to climate change adaptation and leading to mitigation through carbon sequestration
2015 - 2020 $75,000
2012 - 2020 $75,000
Institutionalize management effectiveness assessment towards assessing 60% of the total areas by 2015 and ensure that the results of the assessments are implemented;
2014 - 2016
Diversification of governance types and recognition of ICCAs including through acknowledgement in national legislation or other effective means, formal inclusion in the national systems,
2011 - 2016
Policy Framework
2012 - 2020 $235,000
2011 $25,000 1.1) Gap analysis of legal, policy and community based framework
2012 $30,000 1.2) Conduct consultation on gap analysis findings
2012 $30,000 1.3) Drafting and formalising of appropriate policy and legislation, including strengthening of community-based decision-making frameworks
2016 $150,000 1.4) Awareness, training and capacity building to enable implementation and enforcement of legislation and policies
Protected Area Integration
2012 - 2020 $880,000
2014 $200,000 2.1) Host provincial level workshops to introduce concept of ICM Framework
2015 $300,000 2.2) Consultations with landowners/TFROs and industry
2015 $300,000 2.3) Establish management arrangements for Viti Levu forest corridors
2016 $30,000 2.4) Establish provincial-level zoning plans
2016 $50,000 2.5) Formalize and finance a body to oversee development in the coastal zone, including capacity building for assessing adherence of proposals to ICM plans and Environment Management Act regulations
2012 - 2020 $230,000
2012 $20,000 3.1) Develop a policy framework and criteria for valuation of natural resources in Fiji
2014 $50,000 3.2) Conduct training on evaluation process
2015 $160,000 3.3) Implement case studies

GEF Projects

Fiji is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 17 countries : Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Expedited Financing of Climate Change Enabling Activities (Phase II) - PICCAP Climate Change 2000-07-27 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 0 USD
PAS Forestry and Protected Area Management Biodiversity 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 6,636,000 USD 9,880,000 USD
Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 7,210,000 USD 1,281,000 USD
CTI The Coral Triangle Initiative (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
PAS Strengthening Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific - under the Pacific Alliance for Sustainability Program Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 13,418,183 USD 14,150,000 USD
Sustainable Energy Financing Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 9,480,000 USD 21,600,000 USD
PAS Implementing Sustainable Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in the Pacific Island Countries - under the GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 9,748,136 USD 58,367,564 USD
Coastal Resilience to Climate Change: Developing a Generalizable Method for Assessing Vulnerability and Adaptation of Mangroves and Associated Ecosystems Biodiversity 2005-09-20 2010-06-01 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,000,000 USD
South Pacific Biodiversity Conservation Programme Biodiversity 1991-05-01 2001-12-31 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 4,296,000 USD
Pacific Islands Climate Change Assistance Project (PICCAP) Climate Change 1995-10-01 IA Approved 2,440,000 USD 0
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-07-14 CEO Approved 11,150 USD 0
Renewable Energy Hybrid Power Systems Climate Change 1999-02-24 IA Approved 754,490 USD 670,000 USD
Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) International Waters 2012-06-07 Council Approved 10,200,000 USD 70,306,000 USD
Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 4,969,685 USD 16,300,000 USD
PAS GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 375,000 USD 0 USD
PAS Pacific POPs Release Reduction Through Improved Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes POPs 2010-03-17 PPG Approved 3,500,000 USD 3,530,000 USD
PAS Supporting the POPs Global Monitoring Plan in the Pacific Islands Region POPs 2008-03-04 Under Implementation 517,000 USD 534,000 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF1) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Project Completion 13,647,498 USD 0
Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC) Climate Change 2008-04-01 Under Implementation 13,475,000 USD 39,200,000 USD
Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP) Climate Change 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 5,225,000 USD 20,800,000 USD
Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project International Waters 2005-04-06 2011-03-31 Under Implementation 11,644,285 USD 79,091,933 USD
Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Programme (PIREP) Climate Change 2002-02-01 2006-08-31 Project Closure 700,000 USD 111,000 USD
Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the Pacific Small Island Developing States International Waters 1998-07-01 2005-01-01 Project Closure 12,290,000 USD 8,058,383 USD
Climate Change Training Phase II - Training Programme to Support the Implementation of the UNFCCC Climate Change 1995-05-01 IA Approved 2,700,000 USD 500,000 USD
National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants for Fiji POPs 2001-12-20 2005-12-31 Project Closure 384,000 USD 46,000 USD
Additional Funding of Biodiversity Enabling Activity Biodiversity 2004-04-27 CEO Approved 237,500 USD 159,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2005-02-17 IA Approved 225,000 USD 25,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and Country Report to the COP Biodiversity 1997-03-24 IA Approved 197,925 USD 0

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Fiji Marine Ecological Gap Analysis 02 02 2010 Not Funded $626,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme