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Detail of GEF Project #1343

GEF Project ID1343
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameDemonstrations of Integrated Ecosystem and Watershed Management in the Caatinga, Phase I
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12
Pipeline Entry Date2002-04-04
Approval Date2002-10-15
CEO Endorsement Date2004-01-09
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-02-03
Project Completion Date2010-12-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment
DescriptionThe goal of the proposed project is to demonstrate the integrated ecosystem management of the Caatinga Forest and build multi-sector capacity so that development and poverty alleviation programmes for the semi-arid region contribute to the capture of global benefits in Biodiversity, Climate Change, Land Degradation, and Integrated Watershed Management. This project proposal differs from the line of action currently being adopted by public administrations and the civil society alike because it will expand the limited view of problems and solutions from a local (or even at most, the State level) perspective to a bioregional and global scale (depending on the matter at hand). The choice is to demonstrate integrated and global-environment friendly development in selected watersheds as landscape planning and intervention units, to ensure involvement of all relevant institutions (governmental, non-governmental, academic, research, productive, religious groups, local unions, associations). Also, appropriate actions will be consorted aiming at creating alternatives for activities that reduce emissions of GHGs, enhance capture of carbon via re-afforestation with native species and reduce desertification. Furthermore, proposed activities, with a primary focus on ensuring global benefits from the protection to the local fauna and flora, also pervades the interests of local stakeholders because these measures guarantee soil and water quality thus contributing to the maintenance of the productive and human carrying capacity of the Brazilian semi-arid.
Implementation StatusApril-June 2005: The Inception Phase was finalized in December 2004. During 2005, the project team was formed and the decentralized management modality started to get operational through Letters of Agreement. The project has succeeded in establishing partnerships for catalyzing initiatives for the protection and sustainable use of the Caatinga Biome. In particular, the project has negotiated with the National Fund for the Environment (FNMA) the approval of seven Climate Change pilot projects that will serve as basis for the discussion of a future credit line for the project priority areas.
PRIF Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,100,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
22,263,000 USD
Project Cost
26,363,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
22,324,262 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
26,424,262 USD
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