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“ Environment and Security in South Eastern Europe. UNDP RBEC environment and sustainable development practice Community of Practice meeting Bratislava, 13 October 2008. Fields of Action. Managing and reducing trans-boundary risks of hazardous activities

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Environment and security in south eastern europe
Environment and Security in South Eastern Europe

UNDP RBEC environment and sustainable development practice Community of Practice meeting

Bratislava, 13 October 2008


Fields of action
Fields of Action

Managing and reducing trans-boundary risks of hazardous activities

Management of trans-boundary natural resources

Cross-cutting issues (awareness, information, education etc.)


Environment and Security in South Eastern Europe: Improving regional cooperation for risk management from pollution hotspots as well as the transboundary management of shared natural resources

Project:

  • To reduce trans-boundary environmental and human safety risks posed by sub-standard mining operations in the SEE region

  • To encourage regional co-operation for trans-boundary mountain protected areas in SEE

Overall Project Objective



Management of trans boundary natural resources
Management of Trans-boundary Natural Resources

  • Improving regional cooperation for the transboundary management of shared natural resources in South Eastern Europe

  • Illegal Logging in SEE and EE: Governance, Implementation and Enforcement

  • Cooperation for the Protection and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas in the SEE region

  • Reducing the impact of agriculture in the Prespa Park Region (UNDP FYR Macedonia)

  • Network Development of Local Actors from the Sava River Basin on Water resource Management

  • Bi-/multilateral arrangements for prevention of transboundary environmental conflicts: the Timok River

  • Preparation of the Adriatic Sea Partnership

  • Walk on the Wild Side of Life: Border Police explore the joint natural heritage of the Green Belt

  • Sustainable Management of the International Waters - Prespa Lake

  • Towards a legal regime for flood management in UNECE region



The transboundary mountain areas envsec should be addressing first
The transboundary mountain areas ENVSEC should be addressing first:

  • Sharr/Sara Mountains and Korabi (Serbia (Kosovo)/Albania/Macedonia)

  • Bjeshket e Nemuna/Prokletije Mountains (Albania/Serbia (Kosovo)/Montenegro)

  • Orjen – Snjeznica (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Montenegro)

  • Vlahina – Malesevska – Belasica (Macedonia/Greece/Bulgaria)

  • Sutjeska – Durmitor – Tara river valley (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Montenegro)

  • West Stara Planina (Serbia/Bulgaria)

  • Tara Planina – Drina (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia)

  • Osogovsky Planine/Ossogovo (Macedonia/Bulgaria)

    (in terms of feasibility, readiness, urgency, commitment etc.)


Joint work within the Dinaric Arc Initiative (DAI) first:

UNDP – offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia

Next DAI meeting 18-19 November, Vienna, hosted by UNEP


Cross cutting issues awareness information education etc
Cross-cutting issues (awareness, information, education, etc)

  • Follow-up support for AIMS (Network of MEAs Senior Officials and Legal Experts for South Eastern Europe)

  • Postgraduate Courseon Environment, Security and Diplomacy – Environmental Diplomacy

  • Transboundary environmental governance in Southeastern and Eastern Europe

  • Energy and Environmental Challenges to Security

  • Stakeholder participation in decision making in the SEE region

  • Establishment of an Aarhus Public Environmental Information Centre in promoting access to information and public involvement in decision making

  • Ensuring Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessments/Strategic Environmental Assessments

  • Bridging the Gaps: Enhancing Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements in the Balkans


  • One UN (UNDP Albania) etc)

  • Regional Hotspots Programme (UNDP Montenegro – Western Balkans Environment Programme)

  • MDG-F project Mainstreaming Environmental Governance: Linking Local and National Action in BiH (UNDP BiH)


Envsec in see in 2008 secretariat functions
ENVSEC in SEE in 2008 Secretariat functions etc)

  • National consultations process in SEE

  • Regional meeting for SEE

    Objectives:

  • Review the Initiative’s priorities in SEE

  • Determine ENVSEC programme for the future



UNEP Vienna - Interim Secretariat of Carpathian Convention (UNDP FYR Macedonia) operates as sub-regional Focal Point for SEE under UNEP-UNDP-OSCE ENVSEC Initiative:

UNEP Vienna ISCC

[email protected]

www.envsec.org


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