The United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Facility Support to Article 8 (j)

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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
  • 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 Relevant Article 8(j) Projects UNEP/GEF Projects Global Biodiversity Assessment Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity 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)
  • 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 (PLEC) WEB SITE http://www.unu.edu/env/plec UNEP/GEF Projects Community-Based Management of On-Farm Plant Genetic Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas of Southern Africa Community-Based Management …. OBJECTIVE: To improve the effectiveness of traditional farming systems for conservation of crop landraces of local and global importance. UNEP/GEF Projects Conservation of Graminae and Associated Arthropods for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Africa 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 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 …
  • 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 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
  • 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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