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Detail of GEF Project #2057

GEF Project ID2057
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRenaturalization and Sustainable Management of Peatlands to Combat Land Degradation, Ensure Conservation of Globally Valuable Biodiversity, and Mitigate Climate Change
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12
PDF-A Approval Date2003-03-28
Approval Date2004-12-06
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-12-30
Project Completion Date2010-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyResources and Environmental Protection of Belarus
DescriptionThe overall goal of the proposed project is to mitigate climate change, prevent land degradation, ensure biodiversity conservation, and prevent radioactive pollution by rehabilitating and securing long-term conservation and sustainable use of degraded peatlands in Belarus.
Implementation StatusConstruction of water-regulating facilities at three project sites (Miranka, Dokudovskoie, Bortenikha) has commenced. Selection of a subcontractor for implementation of construction works at Galoe has been re-announced. Engineering design plan for Ladovo has passed through environmental assessment and has been submitted for technical assessment. The draft Ministry of Forestry sectoral program on peatlands renaturalization was under revision based on the feedback from the ministries of environment and forestry. Competitive bidding for elaboration of design plans for restoration of five project sites (Grichino-Starobinskoe, Osveiskoie, Morochno, Zhada, Obolskoie-1) has started. Subcontractors for scientific research (preparing rationales for restoration of the project sites, creation of integrated system for monitoring of ecosystems, elaboration of method for measurement and study of dynamics of greenhouse gas absorption/emissions from the depleted peatlands) have been selected.
PDF A Amount
23,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,854 USD
GEF Grant
998,854 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,307,571 USD
Project Cost
3,306,425 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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