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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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 - 2019

Protected areas management tools
2012 - 2014
Implementation of ecological gap analysis
2012 - 2019 $500,000
2014 $500,000 1.1) Complete baseline information
2013 1.2) Mobilize international and local experts
2017 1.3) Implementation of actions
2018 1.4) Publication of results and awareness
2019 1.5) Monitoring programme
Strengthened and development of sustainable finance plans
2012 - 2018 $250,000
2014 $250,000 2.1) Review existing legislations for the formulation of subsistence financial mechanisms
2014 2.2) Mobilize international and local experts/consultants
2015 2.3) Stakeholders consultations
2018 2.4) Implementation of actions
2020 2.5) Review and monitoring
Integration of protected areas into wider land and seascapes
2012 - 2014
Institutionalize management effectiveness assessment
2012 - 2015
Diversification of governance types and recognition of ICCAs
2012 - 2015
Values and contribution of protected areas
2012 - 2015

GEF Projects

Samoa 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
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase II Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,118,200 USD 5,083,637 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
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
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
Programme of Action for Adaptation to Climate Change Climate Change 2002-12-17 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD
Additional Funding of Biodiversity Enabling Activity Biodiversity 2001-07-10 CEO Approved 215,000 USD 25,000 USD
Strengthening Multi-sectoral Management of Critical Landscapes Land Degradation 2011-11-09 Council Approved 4,872,727 USD 13,117,908 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2004-06-04 IA Approved 225,000 USD 25,000 USD
Marine Biodiversity Protection and Management Biodiversity 1999-01-01 2004-12-30 Project Closure 924,978 USD 638,148 USD
FAO FP 2009-01-27 6,636,000 USD 9,880,000 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
Expedited Financing of Climate Change Enabling Activities (Phase II) - PICCAP Climate Change 2000-07-27 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 0 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: Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific Climate Change 2009-11-12 Under Implementation 5,454,545 USD 10,610,000 USD
Community-based Adaptation (CBA) Programme Climate Change 2006-08-28 IA Approved 5,009,560 USD 4,525,140 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
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
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 2000-09-07 CEO Approved 14,000 USD 0 USD
Integrating Climate Change Risks into the Agriculture and Health Sectors in Samoa Climate Change 2007-12-19 CEO Approved 2,050,000 USD 2,100,000 USD
Integration of Climate Change Risk and Resilience into Forestry Management (ICCRIFS) Climate Change 2010-02-19 CEO Endorsed 2,450,000 USD 2,400,000 USD
Enhancing the Resilience of Tourism-reliant Communities to Climate Change Risks Climate Change 2011-12-02 PIF Approved 2,000,000 USD 7,100,000 USD
Initial assistance to Samoa to meet its obligations under the Stockholm Convention on POPs POPs 2001-09-18 IA Approved 372,500 USD 0
Preparation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, and First National Report to the COP of the CBD Biodiversity 1998-03-19 IA Approved 172,010 USD 11,000 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme