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Detail of GEF Project #2630

GEF Project ID2630
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameLake Balaton Integrated Vulnerability Assessment, Early Warning and Adaptation Strategies
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational ProgramSPA
Approval Date2005-06-06
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-01-16
Project Completion Date2008-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyLBDC
DescriptionThe project aims to build on the results and significant tradition of scientific work in the Lake Balaton region, recently initiated research in Hungary focused on adaptation to climate change, as well as innovative approaches to integrated assessment of vulnerability to global change and the formulation of adaptive measures. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the development and implementation of effective adaptive strategies.
Implementation StatusData processing and modeling activities continued on the thematic models (i.e. watershed, lake and integrated models) to make them ready for testing. In addition, planning and preparation the capacity building workshops was initiated. At the project board meeting it was concluded that progress is 3 to 6 months behind schedule, mainly due to difficulties encountered in data collection and acquisition from other projects as initially scheduled, related to Outcome 1. This caused further delays other outcomes. A request for a project extension by 6 months was made and approved by the Steering Committee in October. This delay allowed the project to interface with the preparation process of Hungary’s National Climate Change Strategy (NCCS). Official comments on the draft version of NCCS were formulated and submitted, and a meeting with the Ministry of Environment and Water officials was held, which resulted in an agreement to cooperate further on climate issues.
GEF Project Grant
985,000 USD
GEF Grant
985,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,090,000 USD
Project Cost
4,075,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project Grant (CEO Appr.)
985,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Appr.)
3,090,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Appr.)
4,075,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Appr.)
146,000 USD
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