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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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Development of Site Specific Management Plans
2013 - 2016 $27,900,000
2015 $15,000,000 1.1) Inventory and Assessment
2015 $400,000 1.2) Capacity building
2013 $5,000,000 1.3) Equipments
2016 $5,000,000 1.4) Preparation of Site Specific Management Plan
2012 - 2020 $2,500,000 1.5) Overheads (miscellaneous - 10%)
Integration of PA’s (Securing Identified Corridors and Connectivity Areas)
2020 $13,200,000
2020 $2,000,000 2.1) Public awareness and support
2020 $5,000,000 2.2) Demonstration of mainstreaming corridors and connectivity for 50 sites
2020 $5,000,000 2.3) Action plan for corridors and connectivity areas of identified sites
2012 - 2020 $1,200,000 2.4) Overheads (Miscellaneous - 10%)
Diversifying the Governance Types
2012 - 2020 $1,000,000
2020 $1,000,000 3.1) Participatory Wildlife Monitoring for strengthening managment
Protected Area Valuation Assessment
2012 - 2016 $1,000,000
2016 $1,000,000 4.1) Targeted studies on PA valuation assessment in select PAs
Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation Assessment
2012 - 2016 $2,000,000
2016 $2,000,000 5.1) Targeted studies on Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation Assessment in select PAs

GEF Projects

India is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 6 countries : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Market Transformation through Consumer Awareness Programs for Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Climate Change 2006-08-01 Cancelled 5,660,000 USD 25,950,000 USD
Fuel Cell Bus Development in India (Phase II - Part 1) Climate Change 2001-05-11 Cancelled 6,280,000 USD 5,841,000 USD
Reversing Environmental Degradation and Rural Poverty through Adaptation to Climate Change in Drought Stricken Areas in Southern India: A Hydrological Unit Pilot Project Approach (under India: SLEM) Climate Change 2009-07-07 CEO Approved 859,091 USD 2,577,270 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
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Cultivated and Wild Tropical Fruit Diversity: Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods, Food Security and Ecosystem Services Biodiversity 2007-09-05 Under Implementation 3,975,994 USD 6,714,074 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
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
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
Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS) Climate Change 1991-12-01 IA Approved 9,500,000 USD 3,500,000 USD
Energy Efficiency Improvements in the Indian Brick Industry Climate Change 2008-04-03 CEO Approved 721,448 USD 1,999,000 USD
Environmentally Sound Management of Medical Wastes in India POPs 2010-06-08 CEO Endorsed 10,250,000 USD 30,100,000 USD
BS Capacity Building on Biosafety for Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol - Phase II under the Biosafety Program Biodiversity 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 2,727,273 USD 6,000,000 USD
Developing an effective multiple use management framework for conserving biodiversity in the mountain landscapes of the High Ranges, Western Ghats Biodiversity 2012-02-29 Council Approved 6,363,600 USD 30,000,000 USD
Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Services Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 9,200,000 USD 85,000,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihoods Improvement Biodiversity 2006-08-01 CEO Endorsed 11,830,000 USD 35,600,000 USD
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Ecologically-Sustainable Island Development Biodiversity 2004-11-19 CEO Endorsed 3,733,600 USD 5,998,600 USD
Integrated Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Improvement Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 20,500,000 USD 115,000,000 USD
Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 9,000,000 USD 59,300,000 USD
Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency Through Energy Management Standard, System Optimization and Technology Incubation Climate Change 2012-06-07 PPG Approved 4,538,183 USD 27,360,000 USD
Climate Resilient Coastal Protection and Management Climate Change 2011-11-10 Council Approved 1,818,182 USD 54,681,000 USD
Environmentally Sound Management and Final Disposal of PCBs in India POPs 2009-01-27 IA Approved 14,450,000 USD 29,000,000 USD
Financing Energy Efficiency at Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Climate Change 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 11,300,000 USD 57,500,000 USD
SLEM/CPP - Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management Partnership PROGRAM Multi Focal Area 2007-11-16 PFDCleared 0 USD 0
Achieving Reduction in GHG Emissions through Advanced Energy Efficiency Technology in Electric Motors Climate Change 2008-03-27 IA Approved 250,000 USD 1,114,000 USD
Enabling activities for Preparing India's Second National Communication to UNFCCC Climate Change 2006-08-01 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 3,849,000 USD 6,500,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2003-12-31 IA Approved 200,000 USD 50,000 USD
Capacity Building for Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol Biodiversity 2003-05-16 2007-06-30 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 2,070,000 USD
Mainstreaming Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plant Diversity in Three Indian States Biodiversity 2005-09-13 IA Approved 5,280,000 USD 6,479,121 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve's Coastal Biodiversity Biodiversity 1999-05-07 Project Completion 7,868,000 USD 19,100,000 USD
Optimizing Development of Small Hydel Resources in Hilly Areas Climate Change 1991-12-01 2003-12-31 Project Completion 7,500,000 USD 7,140,000 USD
Development of High Rate BioMethanation Processes as Means of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Climate Change 1992-05-01 2000-08-31 Project Closure 5,500,000 USD 4,500,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Biodiversity 1998-01-01 IA Approved 968,200 USD 0
India Ecodevelopment Biodiversity 1995-05-03 2004-06-30 Project Closure 20,213,000 USD 54,000,000 USD
Enabling Activity for the Preparation of India's Initial Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 1999-12-01 IA Approved 2,000,000 USD 109,000 USD
UNIDO PPG 2009-01-27 7,273,000 USD 26,000,000 USD
Electric 3-Wheeler Market Launch Phase Climate Change 2004-04-27 Cancelled 998,000 USD 2,258,000 USD
Solar Thermal Power Climate Change 1996-04-01 Cancelled 49,750,000 USD 196,000,000 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Management of Dryland Biodiversity, Phase 1 Biodiversity 2001-05-11 Cancelled 2,039,600 USD 1,795,000 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
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
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 & Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture through an Ecosystem Approach Biodiversity 2007-06-14 IA Approved 8,510,682 USD 18,647,321 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
Development of a Strategic Market Intervention Approach for Grid-Connected Solar Energy Technologies (EMPower) Climate Change 2003-11-14 2010-07-01 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 986,000 USD
Promoting Industrial Energy Efficiency through a Cleaner Production/Environmental Management System Framework Climate Change 2001-10-15 2005-10-31 Project Closure 950,000 USD 1,765,000 USD
Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem International Waters 2005-04-06 Under Implementation 12,781,900 USD 16,385,500 USD
Photovoltaic Market Transformation Initiative (IFC) Climate Change 1996-10-01 2010-06-23 Project Completion 30,375,000 USD 90,000,000 USD
IND-BD: GEF Coastal and Marine Program (IGCMP) Biodiversity 2009-06-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Market Development and Promotion of Solar Concentrators based Process Heat Applications in India Climate Change 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 4,500,000 USD 19,350,000 USD
Strengthening the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act and Rules with Focus on its Access and Benefit Sharing Provisions Biodiversity 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 3,611,000 USD 6,228,000 USD
Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in India Multi Focal Area 2011-03-29 CEO Endorsed 5,000,000 USD 6,000,000 USD
IND-BD Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors in the Godavari River Estuary in Andhra Pradesh State Biodiversity 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 6,123,636 USD 17,700,000 USD
Promoting Business Models for Increasing Penetration and Scaling up of Solar Energy Climate Change 2012-02-29 Council Approved 4,445,174 USD 21,825,870 USD
Coal Fired Generation Rehabilitation Project Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 45,400,000 USD 299,700,000 USD
IND Energy Efficiency Improvements in Commercial Buildings - under the Programmatic Framework for Energy Efficiency Climate Change 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 5,290,000 USD 14,727,500 USD
Development and Promotion of Non-POPs alternatives to DDT POPs 2012-02-29 Council Approved 10,000,000 USD 40,000,000 USD
Partial Risk Sharing Facility for Energy Efficiency Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 18,000,000 USD 594,300,000 USD
India: Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 8,000,000 USD 234,000,000 USD
Preparation of Third National Communication (3NC) to the UNFCCC and Strengthening Institutional and Analytical Capacities on Climate Change Climate Change 2012-02-29 Council Approved 9,010,604 USD 26,240,000 USD
Low Carbon Campaign for Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Climate Change 2010-02-22 2010-12-31 Project Completion 800,000 USD 2,110,000 USD
SLEM-CPP-Integrated Land Use Management to Combat Land Degradation in Madja Pradesh Multi Focal Area 2008-09-23 Under Implementation 6,103,000 USD 95,523,750 USD
SLEM/CPP-Sustainable Rural Livelihood Security through Innovations in Land and Ecosystem Management Multi Focal Area 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 10,000,000 USD 100,000,000 USD
SLEM/CPP - Institutional Coordination, Policy Outreach and M & E Project under Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management Partnership Program Land Degradation 2008-04-17 Under Implementation 990,000 USD 1,000,000 USD
Chiller Energy Efficiency Project - under the Programmatic Framework for Energy Efficiency Climate Change 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 6,300,000 USD 93,652,200 USD
IND Programmatic Framework Project for Energy Efficiency in India (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-04-25 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
Sustainable Urban Transport Project Climate Change 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 23,075,000 USD 352,725,000 USD
SLEM - Sustainable Participatory Management of Natural Resources to Promote Ecosystem Health and Resilience in the Thar Desert Ecosystem Multi Focal Area 2008-12-16 Under Implementation 909,090 USD 14,700,000 USD
Energy Conservation in Small Sector Tea Processing Units in South India. Climate Change 2007-07-25 IA Approved 975,000 USD 1,100,000 USD
Development of a National Implementation Plan in India as a First Step to Implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). POPs 2007-06-14 2010-12-31 Project Completion 3,558,100 USD 7,080,000 USD
Removal of Barriers to Biomass Power Generation, Part I Climate Change 2002-10-15 2012-03-31 Under Implementation 5,650,000 USD 33,500,000 USD
Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvement in the Steel Rerolling Mill Sector Climate Change 2003-05-16 2010-12-31 Project Completion 7,030,000 USD 25,170,000 USD
Energy Efficiency Climate Change 1998-01-01 2006-03-31 Project Closure 5,000,000 USD 32,000,000 USD
Selected Options for Stabilizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Sustainable Development Climate Change 1993-05-01 IA Approved 1,500,000 USD 0
Coal Bed Methane Capture and Commercial Utilization Climate Change 1997-07-01 2008-09-12 Project Completion 9,190,000 USD 10,039,000 USD
First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1997-10-27 IA Approved 25,000 USD 0
Alternate Energy Climate Change 1991-12-01 2000-12-31 Project Closure 26,000,000 USD 424,000,000 USD
Biomass Energy for Rural India Climate Change 1999-12-01 2010-12-31 Project Completion 4,213,000 USD 4,606,000 USD

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