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The United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Facility Support to Article 8 (j). Over 180 countries participate in UNEP GEF Project Activities. UNEP’s Priorities in the GEF. Environmental information generation, monitoring and assessments;

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The United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Facility

Support to Article 8 (j)


Over 180 countries participate in

UNEP GEF Project Activities


UNEP’s Priorities in the GEF

  • Environmental information generation, monitoring and assessments;

  • Development/Demonstration of tools and methodologies

  • Management of transboundary ecosystems


UNEP’s Biodiversity Activities in GEF

Information, Monitoring & Assessment

-Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

-Exotic Invasive Species

Tools & Methodology Development/ Demonstration

-Testing UNEP Guidelines for Biodiversity Inventories

- PLEC

Transboundary Biodiversity Conservation

- Integrating biodiversity concerns into

broader landscape in Arctic Russia;

- Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

(w/ UNDP/WB)


Unep s biodiversity activities in gef
UNEP’s Biodiversity Activities in GEF

  • 7 ongoing Full Size Projects

    • Total $139.27 million

    • GEF $76.72 million

  • 17 ongoing Medium Size Projects

    • Total $29.96 million

    • GEF $13.31 million


Unep gef projects
UNEP/GEF Projects

Relevant Article 8(j) Projects


Unep gef projects1
UNEP/GEF Projects

Global Biodiversity Assessment

Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity


Unep gef projects2
UNEP/GEF Projects

People, Land Management and

Environmental Change (PLEC)

Objective: Develop participatory and sustainable

models of biodiversity management based

on farmers’ technologies and knowledge

within agricultural systems at the community

landscape level


People land management and environmental change plec
People, Land Management and Environmental Change (PLEC)

  • LESSONS LEARNED

  • Involvement of natural resources users from development to execution and analysis

  • Consideration of local agrobiodiversity knowledge

  • Full support of host institution and gov.

  • Ecosystem approach valuable

  • Integrative aspect of PLEC as an international project


People land management and environmental change plec1
People, Land Management and Environmental Change (PLEC)

WEB SITE

http://www.unu.edu/env/plec


Unep gef projects3
UNEP/GEF Projects

Community-Based Management of On-Farm Plant Genetic Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas of Southern Africa


Community based management
Community-Based Management ….

OBJECTIVE: To improve the effectiveness of traditional farming systems for conservation of crop landraces of local and global importance.


Unep gef projects4
UNEP/GEF Projects

Conservation of Graminae and Associated Arthropods for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Africa


Conservation of graminae and associated arthropods
Conservation of Graminae and Associated Arthropods..

  • To identify and implement conservation and management measures necessary to prevent loss of biodiversity of certain Gramineae and their associated insects, and to conserve these valuable genetic resources in and around agro-ecosystems in Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali for self-regulatory pest management and sustainable agriculture.


Unep gef projects5
UNEP/GEF Projects

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Integration of Traditional Knowledge on Medicinal Plants in National Primary Health Care Policy in Central America and Caribbean


Medicinal plants central america
Medicinal Plants/Central America …

  • OBJECTIVE: To support the conservation of forest ecosystems in Central America and the Caribbean through the rational and sustainable use of medicinal plant resources.


Unep gef projects6
UNEP/GEF Projects

  • Management of Indigenous Vegetation for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Rangelands in the Arid Zone of Africa

  • Desert Margins Programme (DMP)

  • A Strategy for the Integrated Conservation of Dryland Biodiversity through Land Rehab. In Arid and Semi-arid regions


Potential unep gef projects
Potential UNEP/GEF Projects

  • Testing methods for integrating traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous peoples into ecosystems

  • Models for benefit sharing between indigenous peoples, governments and the private sector

  • …..


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