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Detail of GEF Project #1769

GEF Project ID1769
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIntegrated Management of Peatlands for Biodiversity and Climate Change: The Potential of Managing Peatlands for Carbon Accumulation While Protecting Biodiversity
CountryGlobal
RegionGlobal
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12; 2
PDF-A Approval Date2000-01-01
Approval Date2002-11-20
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-06-03
Project Completion Date2008-12-01
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyLead Agencies - Wetland Internationals and The Global Environment Centre working with a range of national and international partner organizations and institutions
DescriptionThis proposed project is a targeted-research-project and will investigate techniques for conserving peatland areas to facilitate carbon accumulation while at the same time maintaining or enhancing their biodiversity. The objective of the project will be to address the capability of peatlands to act as significant carbon deposits, and provide recommendations on how these areas could be managed to ensure this attribute is maintained and even improved while protecting biodiversity. An in-depth research on scientific literature will be undertaken,, workshops and targeted discussions held and three case studies conducted: Russia, Indonesia and China. Based on the information gathered, guidance for future management interventions will be developed.
Implementation StatusProject Completed
PDF A Amount
24,750 USD
GEF Project Grant
972,705 USD
GEF Grant
997,455 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,584,000 USD
Project Cost
2,581,455 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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