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Description/achievement of initiative

The Global Environment Facility Strategic Partnership on the Black Sea and Danube Basin is an initiative aimed to address the root causes of environmental degradation in this region and promote investments and capacity building to return the Black Sea/Danube Basin environment to its 1960s condition. The GEF funded Partnership has been established with the cooperation of the World Bank, UNDP, UNEP and other multilateral and bilateral financiers and basin countries.

The elements of the Partnership are two UNDP Regional Projects and the WB Investment Fund:
* The Danube Regional Project (DRB): Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin
* The Black Sea Ecosystems Recovery Project (BSERP): Control of eutrophication, hazardous substances and related measures for rehabilitating the Black Sea ecosystem
* World Bank Investment Fund for Nutrient Reduction in the Black Sea/Danube Basin

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Government of Austria - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Federal Ministry of Physical Planning and Environment
Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Ministry for Urbanism, Construction, Communal Issues and Ecology
Government of Bulgaria - Ministry of Environment and Water
Government of Croatia - State Water Directorate
Government of Czech Republic - Ministry of Environment
Government of European Community - European Commission DG Environment - Water Sector Unit
Government of Georgia - Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of Germany - Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Government of Hungary - Ministry of Environment and Water
Government of Republic of Moldova - Ministry of Ecology, Construction and Territorial Development
Government of Romania - Ministry of Agriculture, Forests, Water and Environment
Government of Russian Federation - Ministry of Natural Resources
Government of Slovakia - Ministry of Environment
Government of Slovenia - Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy
Government of Turkey - Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Government of Ukraine - Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources

Major Groups:
Black Sea NGO Network (Bulgaria)
Danube Environmental Forum (Slovakia)

UN System:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (Slovakia)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (United States of America)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - GEF Danube Regional Project (DRP) (Austria)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - GEF Danube Regional Project (DRP) (Switzerland)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (Switzerland)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - GEF Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project (BSERP) (Turkey)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (United States of America)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) (Austria)
Black Sea Commission (BSC) (Turkey)

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Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 2006-01-01
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