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UNEP GEF and the Conventions Expanded Constituency Meeting, Belize City March 1-3, 2011. Enabling Activities. Option to request Enabling Activities through Implementing Agencies is enshrined in GEF-5 Programming/Policy Documents. EAs in the Caribbean.
GEF and the Conventions
Expanded Constituency Meeting, Belize City March 1-3, 2011
Option to request Enabling Activities through Implementing Agencies is enshrined in GEF-5 Programming/Policy Documents
UNEP - 30 enabling activities across a number of focal areas and GEF, including:
UNEP EA Umbrella Project under discussion with GEFSEC to include
(a) fifth national report
(b) revision of NBSAP
(c) ??? 2nd national Biosafety report (due later this year, so direct access option?)
PRAIS I – Performance Review & Assessment of Implementation System ($2.5 M GEF, Jan 201-June 2011): indicators, guidelines & rprtg formats; assessment baseline & rprts; KM, M&E, dissemination
Global Partnership (network of Regional Reference Centres) – CATIE & CEHI for the Caribbean
Assist countries with their 5th national reporting (2012) – receiving support at country level …..
UNEP is currently working with the UNCCD Secretariat and the GM on the development of the partnership to continue in its capacity efforts, eg. provide assistance to countries that choose to report on the entire set of impact indicators in 2012.
Option for Direct Access thru GEF Secretariat or thru Implementing Agencies.
Tailored modalities under Discussion with GEF Secretariat
Main partners: National governments, UNDP, UNFCCC, GEF, regional centers of excellence. Total budget:US$ 26 M
GEF collaboration benefits:
STATUS: 8 (?) countries have submitted NIPs POPs and involved in GEF-5 UNEP NIPS IMP project / 3 countries have advanced NIPs drafts & need to submit.
Assisting governments and local communities in building resilience of vulnerable ecosystems and economies through adaptation actions and ensuring that adaptation measures are environmentally sound and sustainable.
Three mutually-supportive key pillars were identified to support UNEP’s Niche:
Building key adaptive capacity of developing world
Increasing ecosystem resilience and reducing the risk of climate-related disasters
Mobilizing and using knowledge for adaptation planning
UNEP has recently launched the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) as one of the flagships under climate change. It is an approach to work with nature to build resilience of vulnerable ecosystems and use ecosystem services for adaptation and disaster risk reduction. It will support countries for adaptation actions with the following key services and products:
UNEP/GEF Adaptation portfolio driven by:
Areas of intervention: Early Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Management; Coastal protection; Ecosystem management ; Capacity building and Knowledge management
UNEP will continue assisting countries accessing LDCF and SCCF
The Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project assists select countries world-wide in determining their technology priorities regarding mitigation of GHG emissions and adaptation to climate change.
The GEF financed TNA Project is implemented by UNEP and executed by UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) and the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC).