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Detail of GEF Project #1476

GEF Project ID1476
IBRD PO ID70867
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCaatinga Conservation and Sustainable Management Project
CountryBrazil
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12
Pipeline Entry Date2001-10-31
PDF-B Approval Date2004-11-23
Approval Date2006-08-01
CEO Endorsement Date2007-05-17
GEF Agency Approval Date2007-06-26
Project Completion Date2012-10-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyBahia: Companhia de Desenvolvimento e Ação Regional -CAR, and Centro de Recursos Ambientais - CRA; and Ceará: Secretariat of Environment - SOMA Financing Intermediary: Fundação Luiz Eduardo Magalhães - FLEM
DescriptionThe objectives of the proposed projects are: (i) contribute to the protection of Caatinga biodiversity, to the reduction in carbon emissions to the atmosphere, and to greater storage of carbon in Caatinga vegetation, through activites that promote and ensure the conservation and sustainable management of the Caatinga Biome; and (ii) improve the socioeconomic situation and quality of life of the population living in these areas, thus promoting integrated, sustainable development in the Caatinga areas. To achieve the objectives, the project would include activities that would incorporate: (i) a statewide approach with regard to Caatinga policy, strategy formulation, assessment, and monitoring, such as Caatinga mapping (areas that are in different stages of preservation and degradation in terms of biodiversity), and education and capacity building for biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration activities, and the use of fuel efficient technologies; and (ii) targeted interventions in selected pilot demonstration areas - such as the elimination of fire as a land-clearing tool, and adoption of fuel efficient wood stoves - for preservation and rehabilitation of defined landscape units, which would include investments and activities geared towards local populations and improvements of their livelihood; and (iii) dissemination and public awareness raising.
Implementation Status
PDF B Amount
349,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,349,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
13,060,000 USD
Project Cost
23,409,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
931,410 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
10,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
13,060,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
23,409,000 USD
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