Environmental indicators

Overview


Photo: UNDP in Montenegro

The project “Capacity building for integration of global environmental commitments in investment/development decision” is created with the aim to analyze, identify, and pilot advanced tools and practices for the management of environmental information and compliance monitoring of the national implementation of the Rio Conventions. 

The project is intended to develop national capacities to collect and analyze data and information against the metrics of global environmental indicators, and integrate these within national sustainable development and environmental decision-making processes. 

What is the project about?

The overall goal of this Project is to initiate a systematic and sustainable approach to assessing global environmental achievements through the implementation of national policies, programs and plans. This outcome will be achieved through the fulfillment of two separate goals:

Goal 1: Develop the Global Environmental Management Indicators. Activities directed at achieving this goal include the development and pilot of an indicator-based Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) for measuring, reporting, and verifying (MRV) environmental management in Montenegro. Also, the system will serve for identifying and developing a set of internationally-recognized criteria and indicators to assess policies, programs and plans within the context of global environmental obligations as framed by the three Rio Conventions.

Goal 2:  Institutionally strengthen the monitoring of the global environment and improve the capacities to replicate successful environmental information management and integration practices. This Goal encompasses supporting the institutional capacity building to enable the mainstreaming of global environmental commitments into planning and compliance monitoring processes. 

What have we accomplished so far?



  • The national list of environmental indicators developed.
  • Bylaw on national list of environmental indicators developed and adopted.
  • Indicator based State of the Environment report developed and approved.
  • Design of the Environmental Management Information System developed and IT platform for air, water and soil developed.
  • Use of new technologies for real time monitoring of environmental indicators (air quality and locating waste dumps) piloted.
  • International conference on utilization of new technologies for environmental monitoring organized (#ICT4ENV).

Who finances it?

Donor Name

Amount contributed

GEF

USD 502,700

UNDP

USD   25,000

TOTAL

USD 527,700

Delivery in previous fiscal years

December 2013 USD 147,998

December 2012

USD   71,887

December 2011

USD    5,133

Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
September 2011
Estimated End Date:
May 2014
Geographic Coverage:
Podgorica, Montenegro
Focus Area:
Economy and Environment
Project Officer:
Ms. Snežana Marstijepović
snezana.marstijepovic@undp.org
Tel. +382 20 22 30 38
Partners:
Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, Agency for Environmental Protection of Montenegro
Related Documents
Project document