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Detail of GEF Project #922

GEF Project ID922
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBaltic Sea Regional Project, Tranche 1
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9
PDF-B Approval Date1999-02-26
Approval Date2001-02-12
CEO Endorsement Date2003-01-22
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-02-25
Project Completion Date2007-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyHelsinki Commission (HELCOM) in cooperation with the International Baltic Sea Fisheries Commission (IBSFC) and International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
DescriptionThe Baltic Sea Regional Project (BSRP) objective is to increase sustainable biological productivity, improve coastal zone management and reduce agricultural non-point source pollution through the introduction of ecosystem-based approaches for land, coastal and marine environmental management. The Project’s long-term goal is to provide the three Baltic Sea cooperating international bodies, HELCOM, IBSFC, ICES, and the recipient countries with management tools for sustainable agricultural, coastal and marine management, while improving social and economic benefits for the farming, coastal and fishing communities.
Implementation StatusThe project completed appraisal process in December 2002 and was circulated to GEF Council prior to CEO endorsement on 22 Jan 2003; the proposal was also circulated to the Bank board on 21 Jan 2003. The Baltic programme will be implemented in three phases / projects as tranches are approved by the GEF Council; the current project tranche is US$5.5 million. In consideration of the multi-country nature of the programme and the phased approach, the overall programme time frame was extended from 5 to 6 years. Finland, Sweden, Norway, US (NOAA) and NEFCO have committed to their respective co-financing.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,850,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
6,600,000 USD
Project Cost
12,450,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
450,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
6,620,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
12,470,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
450,000 USD
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