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Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Development of the general legislative and institutional framework and securing of financial resources
2012 - 2020 $6,047,000
2012 $247,000 A.10 Establishing the necessary Financial mechanisms to supplement the revenues from the state budget allocated for biodiversity conservation and the management of the natural protected area network
2013 $617,000 A.13 Study of the contribution of natural protected areas to the national economy
2020 $1,234,000 A.14 Special fund earmarked for partial cofinancing of NGO-proposed projects
2013 $1,234,000 A.15 Cost estimate for the implementaiton of community interest species and habitat conservation meansures for cofinancing and submittal to the Europpean Commission
2012 $247,000 A.16 Development of a transparant funding strategy for the necessary activities in implementing the EU nature protection directives (from both the state budget and other sources)
2012 $1,234,000 A.17 Establishment of a counter-expertise fund to be used by the environmental authorities issuing regulatory documents based on the appropriate impact assessment procedure
2012 $1,234,000 A.19 Setting up a couter-aluation fund accessible to the regulation issuing environmental authorities under the adaquate assessment procedure
Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity Components
2012 - 2016 $2,963,300
2013 $1,235,000 D.1 Assessment and establishment of the economic value of biodiversity components and ecosystem services
2016 $61,700 D.2 Development and adoption of methodologies to include the value of biodiversity in the cost/ benefit analyses of the feasibility studies and business plans
2012 $617,500 D.3 Development and adoption of eco-labelling schemes based on the lifecycle analysis of products that may affect biodiversity by their manufacturing, distribution, use or storage
2013 $61,700 D.4 Establishing incentives for the sustainable use of biodiversity components and removal of those with a negative impact
2012 $987,400 D.5 Establishment and adoption of the national Plan for wetland and degraded area restoration
Land-use development
2012 - 2016 $2,882,500
2012 $370,300 D1.5 Development of Landscape Identification and Assessment Guidelines
2015 $1,852,000 D1.6 Inventory and assessment of cultural, natural and mixed landscapes in Romania
2020 $617,000 D1.8 Development of regulations for the management of natural, cultural and mixed landscapes
2015 $18,500 D1.12 Studies to identify and assess species and their habitats in the urban environment
2013 $24,700 D1.17 Development of standards for green spaces (species of plants recommended for various uses – tree lines, green terraces, parks, tra!c islands, etc.)
Forest management
2012 - 2020 $617,063,200
2012 $123,400 D2.5 Economic assessment of the protection functions of forests
2020 $616,939,800 D2.8 Enlargement of forest land and other categories of forest vegetation, including on degraded land outside the forestry stock
2012 - 2020 $888,600
2013 $123,400 D3.1 Assessment of the positive versus negative impacts of agricultural policies and practices in relation to biodiversity conservation
2014 $12,300 D3.5 Assessment of the capacity of various agricultural production systems for agribiodiversity conservation and sustainable use of resources, that foster economic efficiency
2013 $370,300 D3.6 Investigation of agri-biodiversity uses in the sustainable development of agricultural systems that help improve living standards, also ensuing improvement of the state of biodiversity, by conserving the most useful and vulnerable species
2013 $370,300 D3.7 Evaluation and characterisation of local strands, hybrids and breeds to identify those with high potential to adapt to climate change
2020 $12,300 D3.8 Expansion of agri-forest-pastoral systems to areas of high risk of aridisation
Harvesting of wild species of economic value
2012 - 2020 $691,000
2012 $37,000 D4.1 Set up and approval of technical norms and standard methodologies for the assessment of wildlife species of economic interest in their natural environment
2012 $37,000 D4.2 Set up and approval of techniques/methods of harvesting/ capturing wildlife species of economic interest
2020 $617,000 D4.3 Annual assessment of the conservation status of species with economic value
2012 - 2015 $246,800
2013 $246,800 D5.1 Development and adoption of the Good Practice Guidance for sustainable tourism development
transport, energy and use of non-renewable resources
2012 - 2016 $493,000
2013 $61,600 D6.3 National study to identify the areas of windfarm development bans, based on major impacts on biodiversity
2013 $61,600 D6.4 National study to identify the areas of hydro-power development bans, based on major impacts on biodiversity
2016 $369,800 D6.5 Assessment of how the current road network fragments the natural habitats of wildlife species of conservation value and proposed solution to reduce/ Control fragmentation (ecoducts, fauna bridges, etc.)
Ex-situ conservation
2012 - 2014 $616,400
2014 $616,400 E.2 Inventory and assessment of the conservation status of local native species, strands, hybrids and breeds used in agriculture and industry
Control of invasive alien species
2012 - 2020 $616,400
2013 $369,800 F.1 National list of invasive species
2012 $123,300 F.2 Development and maintenance of a register and database of alien species
2020 $123,300 F.3 Development of a Common Sectoral Plan for the assessment based on rigorous scientific knowledge, of the behaviour of alien species in the Romanian soil-climate conditions, in order to establish a framework (guidelines) for the develop
Access to genetic resources and fair distribution of benefits in the use of such resources (ABS)
2012 - 2015
Support and promotion of traditional knowledge, innovation, and practices
2012 - 2015
Development of Scientific research and promotion of technology transfer
2012 - 2020 $369,800
2020 $369,800 I.3 Development of species and natural habitat determination guidelines, field guidebooks and atlases for Romania
Public communication, education and awarenss raising
2012 - 2020 $61,600
2012 $61,600 J.1 Establishing an internal communication strategy among environmental authorities
Providing consistency and efficient management of the national protected area network
2012 - 2020 $379,892,200
2012 $3,704,000 B.1 Re-establishment and development of the ANAP, establishment of a similar institutional body in charge of coordinating the management of natural protected areas, including regional/local structures.
2020 $17,282,000 B5. Providing a minimal level of funds from the state budget for the managment of natural protected areas
2020 $185,285,000 B.12 Establishment of legal procedures for the purchase of private land by the state, in areas of strict protection regime within natural protected areas
2012 $1,235,000 B.13 Assessment of natural habitats and wild species of community importance in finalising designation of the Natura 2000 Network in Romania
2012 $6,176,000 B14 Mapping the distribution of natural habitats and habitats of the wild species of conservation concern
2020 $617,500 B.16 Development of background studies and designation of new natural protected areas and ecological corridors
2020 $2,470,000 B.17 Design and implementation of the national monitoring system under the Habitats Directive
2020 $1,235,000 B.18 Design and implementation of natural protected area monitoring systems
2013 $247,000 B.19 Design of conservation measures as a basis for compensation payments for Natura 2000
2013 $370,500 B.20 Calculation of amounts allocated as compensation payments under Natura 2000 based on the conservation measures set for each type of natural habitat and wildlife species of community importance
2013 $123,474,000 B.21 Payment of compensation to the land users who comply with the restrictions under Natura 2000 site requirements
2013 $19,874,000 B.22 Payment of compensation to the forest users who comply with the restrictions under Natura 2000 site requirements
2020 $6,172,000 B.23 Payment of compensation to the forest owners who comply with the harvesting restrictions in forests with protective functions of national interest (T1, T2)
2020 $11,108,000 B.24 Development and adoption of the management plans for the natural protected areas
2013 $617,500 B.26 Updated study of old growth forests, review and inclusion thereof in natural protected areas, preferably in areas of strict protection regime
2012 $24,700 B.27 Revised boundaries of the Retezat and Pietrosul Rodnei biosphere reserves
Providing good species conservation status of protected wildlife
2012 - 2020 $18,081,100
2012 $246,800 C.2 Development and adoption of special regulations and the appropriate institutional framework to ensure good conservation status to the strictly protected species of community importance and to protected species of national interest out sid
2020 $1,850,500 C.3 Development and updating of the National Red Lists and Books of wild fora and fauna
2013 $3,208,000 C.6 Establishment of 5 special centres to house confiscated wildlife, based on a feasibility study to establish their locations and structure
2020 $123,400 C.8 Implementation of mechanisms allowing the environmental and customs authorities to identify specimens of protected species harvested/ captured, procured or traded, or parts thereof in live and processed forms
2012 $308,400 C.9 Review of the conservation status of protected species and selection of species requiring National Conservation Action Plans (NSCAPs)
2015 $6,172,000 C.10 Development of NSCAPs for the identified priority species
2020 $6,172,000 C.12 Development of NSCAPs for medium priority species

GEF Projects

Romania is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 12 countries : Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin-Phase I Project Short Title:Danube Regional Project Phase 1 International Waters 2001-05-09 IA Approved 5,350,000 USD 6,600,000 USD
Danube/Black Sea Basin Strategic Partnership on Nutrient Reduction, Tranche I International Waters 2001-05-11 Council Approved 0 USD 29,555,000 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
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
Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin (Tranche 2) International Waters 2003-05-16 2007-08-31 Project Completion 12,000,000 USD 12,878,000 USD
Transfer of Environmentally-sound Technology (TEST) to Reduce Transboundary Pollution in the Danube River Basin International Waters 2000-10-05 2004-10-01 Project Closure 990,000 USD 1,410,000 USD
Danube River Basin Environmental Management International Waters 1991-05-01 1996-03-01 Project Closure 8,500,000 USD 35,000,000 USD
Developing the Danube River Basin Pollution Reduction Programme International Waters 1996-10-01 1998-09-01 Project Closure 4,190,000 USD 3,600,000 USD
Hazard Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project International Waters 2004-03-22 2011-12-20 Under Implementation 7,350,000 USD 11,178,000 USD
Strengthening Capacity to Integrate Environment and Natural Resource Management for Global Environmental Benefits Multi Focal Area 2008-03-20 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 500,000 USD 730,000 USD
Disposal of PCB Wastes in Romania POPs 2007-02-13 2010-09-30 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,020,000 USD
Installation of a Fuel Cell Plant Climate Change 1995-05-01 IA Approved 4,400,000 USD 3,400,000 USD
Agricultural Pollution Control Project - under WB-GEF Strategic Partnership for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River and Black Sea International Waters 2001-05-11 2007-06-30 Project Closure 5,450,000 USD 5,650,000 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Romania POPs 2001-10-04 2006-08-31 Project Closure 495,000 USD 0
Biodiversity Conservation Management Project Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2006-09-30 Project Closure 5,325,000 USD 1,600,000 USD
Geothermal Energy Development Program , GeoFund Climate Change 2003-05-16 2009-12-30 Cancelled 9,670,000 USD 175,000,000 USD
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
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
Promoting Payments for Environmental Services (PES) and Related Sustainable Financing Schemes in the Danube Basin Biodiversity 2009-02-19 IA Approved 989,676 USD 1,374,373 USD
Control of Eutrophication, Hazardous Substances and Related Measures for Rehabilitating the Black Sea Ecosystem: Tranche 2 International Waters 2004-05-21 2008-04-30 Project Completion 6,000,000 USD 5,332,106 USD
Establishment of a Basin Management Framework for the Integrated Management for the Tisza Transboundary River Basin International Waters 2008-02-20 2011-05-31 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 930,000 USD
Control of Eutrophication, Hazardous Substances and Related Measures for Rehabilitating the BLACK SEA Ecosystem: Phase 1 International Waters 2001-05-09 IA Approved 4,349,920 USD 3,945,000 USD
Black Sea Environmental Management International Waters 1992-05-01 1996-06-01 Project Closure 693,750 USD 37,500 USD
Black Sea Environmental Management International Waters 1992-05-01 1996-06-01 Project Closure 9,300,000 USD 23,300,000 USD
Developing the Implementation of the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan International Waters 1996-10-01 2000-12-01 Project Closure 1,839,000 USD 6,955,000 USD
Energy Efficiency Project Climate Change 2000-11-01 2008-06-30 Project Closure 10,350,000 USD 40,000,000 USD
Financing Public Building Efficiency Climate Change 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 4,770,000 USD 81,250,000 USD
Support to Alignment of NBSAP with CBD Obligations and Development of CHM Biodiversity 2008-01-14 IA Approved 439,000 USD 21,000 USD
Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project-under the WB-GEF Investment Fund for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River and Black Sea International Waters 2002-05-17 Under Implementation 5,500,000 USD 75,700,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-09-23 IA Approved 198,280 USD 30,000 USD
Strengthening Romania's Protected Area System by Demonstrating Government-NGO Partnership in Romania's Maramures Nature Park Biodiversity 2005-03-02 2009-12-30 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,331,100 USD
Strengthening Romania's Protected Area System by Demonstrating Best Practices for Management of Small Protected Areas in Macin Mountains National Park Biodiversity 2005-08-16 2009-12-31 Project Completion 998,970 USD 2,097,000 USD
Capacity Building for GHG Emission Reduction through Energy Efficiency Climate Change 1995-10-01 2006-10-01 Project Closure 2,293,000 USD 3,210,000 USD
Danube Delta Biodiversity Biodiversity 1992-04-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 4,700,000 USD 300,000 USD

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