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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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

GEF Projects

Uruguay is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 6 countries : Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
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
Reducing and Preventing Land-based Pollution in the Rio de la Plata/Maritime Front through Implementation of the FrePlata Strategic Action Programme International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 3,000,000 USD 15,020,000 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
Strengthening the Effectiveness of the National Protected Area System by Including a Landscape Approach to Management Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 1,720,000 USD 7,179,475 USD
Updating the National Biodiversity Strategy and Developing the Action Plan to Support the Implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan Biodiversity 2012-03-28 CEO Approved 220,800 USD 224,800 USD
Alignment of National Action Programs with the UNCCD 10-Year Strategy and Reporting Process Land Degradation 2012-06-01 CEO Approved 47,791 USD 61,764 USD
Implementing Pilot Climate Change Adaptation Measures in Coastal Areas of Uruguay Climate Change 2008-01-09 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,922,900 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2003-01-13 IA Approved 195,000 USD 25,000 USD
Integrated Natural Resources and Biodiversity Management Biodiversity 2004-05-21 2011-08-31 Under Implementation 7,335,500 USD 12,000,000 USD
Enabling Activity: Uruguay's Second National Communication to the UNFCCC: Programs of General Measures and Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Climate Change 2000-05-01 IA Approved 596,000 USD 289,000 USD
Conservation of Biodiversity in the Eastern Wetlands Biodiversity 1992-05-01 Project Closure 3,000,000 USD 0
Formulation of the National Biodiversity Strategy, action plan and Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1996-08-12 IA Approved 121,300 USD 0
FAO MSP 2007-12-13 1,000,000 USD 1,800,000 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
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
Environmental Protection of the Rio de la Plata and Its Maritime Front: Pollution Prevention and Control and Habitat Restoration International Waters 1999-01-01 2008-12-31 Project Completion 6,007,000 USD 4,800,000 USD
Towards a Green Economy in Uruguay: Stimulating Sustainable Production Practices and Low-emission Technologies in Prioritized Sectors Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 3,442,727 USD 19,800,000 USD
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1999-03-15 CEO Approved 13,837 USD 0
Environmental Sound Life-Cycle Management of Mercury Containing Products and their Wastes POPs 2012-06-14 PIF Approved 735,000 USD 2,595,700 USD
PROBIO - Electricity Production from Biomass in Uruguay Climate Change 2009-09-14 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 5,975,000 USD
Development of the National Capacities for the Environmental Sound Management of PCBs in Uruguay POPs 2008-03-26 2011-07-31 Under Implementation 999,550 USD 1,098,850 USD
Catalyzing the Implementation of Uruguay's National Protected Area System Biodiversity 2006-08-01 IA Approved 2,843,000 USD 4,903,000 USD
Enabling Activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Uruguay POPs 2002-06-13 2005-12-31 Project Closure 499,000 USD 64,000 USD
Energy Efficiency Project Climate Change 2003-05-16 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 7,215,000 USD 74,125,000 USD
Landfill Methane Recovery Demonstration Project Climate Change 2000-02-01 2005-12-31 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 3,136,400 USD
Institutional Strengthening and Enabling Activities to Comply with the UNFCCC Climate Change 1995-02-01 1999-12-01 Project Completion 700,000 USD 0
Consolidation of the Banados del Este Biosphere Reserve Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2002-10-31 Project Closure 2,500,000 USD 1,500,000 USD

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