Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Overview

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Montenegro has been party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since 2006. The project addresses the country’s need to continue to fulfill its obligations under the CBD, with particular focus on the Convention’s Article 6 and the CBD COP Decision X/2. The aim is to contribute to Montenegro’s efforts towards implementing the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020. The project builds on the current status and achievements with respect to biodiversity planning and reporting. The objective is to integrate national obligations under the CBD into its national development and sectoral planning frameworks. This will be achieved through a renewed and participative biodiversity planning and strategizing process. This process is expected to produce measurable targets for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. It will equally ensure that the value of ecosystems’ goods and services, as well as the challenges and opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience, are taken into consideration in the process.

What is the project about?

The project activities will be directed towards fulfilling three overall objectives:

Goal 1: Conduct a participative stocktaking exercise on biodiversity planning and develop national biodiversity targets in response to the global Aichi Targets. This activity will focus on setting specific, measurable, achievable and time-bound targets for the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan based on the global Aichi Targets, including targets on restoration of ecosystems, protected area coverage, overall biodiversity loss, and other aspects of the Strategic Plan.

Goal 2: Revise the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, so that they fully integrate new aspects of the Strategic Plan for the Convention on Biological Diversity. This includes implementation of the Plan into national development frameworks, valuing ecosystem services and promoting ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience.The activities will focus on preparation, full endorsement of the National Biodiversity and Action Plan for Montenegro, and their final submission to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Goal 3: Strengthen national framework for resource mobilization, Convention reporting and exchange mechanisms. National framework for the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) need to be put in place so that they include the following: (i) establishment of institutional leadership for implementation and fostering strategic partnerships (nationally and internationally); (ii) a prioritized Action Plan, along with the proposed budget for implementation, to be appended to the National Biodiversity Strategy; (iii) needs assessments on capacity, technology and finance to be carried out; and (iv) a strategy for resource mobilization for the implementation of the NBSAP to be produced and including a baseline assessment of the existing biodiversity finance.

What have we accomplished so far?



  • UNDP initiated participative stocktaking exercise on biodiversity planning and helped the country develop national biodiversity targets in response to the global Aichi Targets.
  • First draft of the updated Biodiveristy Strategy and Action Plan prepared.
  • Fifth report to the Convention on Biological Diversity is under preparation. 

Who finances it?

Donor Name

Amount contributed

GEF

USD 210,000

Government of Montenegro, in-kind contribution

USD 235,000

UNDP

USD    5,000

TOTAL

USD 450,000

Delivery in previous fiscal years

December 2013 USD 84,000

December 2012

USD 10,000

Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
June 2012
Estimated End Date:
December 2014
Geographic Coverage:
Nationwide/Montenegro
Focus Area:
Economy and Environment
Project Officer:
Mr. Borko Vulikić
borko.vulikic@undp.org
Tel. +382 20 22 30 38
Partners:
Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Nature Protection Institute, National Parks, Institute for Marine Biology, Morsko dobro, Environmental Protection Agency, local and international consultants, private sector and NGO sector
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