Determination of Priority Actions for the Further Elaboration and Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Mediterranean Sea

Project Summary

The Strategic Action Programme to Address Pollution from Land-Based Activities in the Mediterranean Region (SAP MED) provides a broad framework and timetable for the implementation of mechanisms and measures that will lead to the protection of the marine environment, including its biological resources and diversity, from the effects of harmful land-based activities. The present project includes preparatory actions leading to the adoption and implementation of regional guidelines and plans; investment in the elimination of regionally prioritised pollution hot spots; development and implementation of management plans for selected sensitive areas; development of a costed and targeted, strategic action plan for biodiversity; enhancement of public participation and institutional capacity in the region; development and implementation of economic instruments for the sustainable implementation of the SAP MED; and development and implementation of National Action Plans (NAPs) for the implementation of the SAP MED.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Secretariat for the Barcelona ConventionCo-ordinating Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan (MEDU-MAP
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
340,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,950,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,185,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 10,475,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Aug 1996
Concept Approved
30 Mar 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Apr 2000
Project closed
30 Jun 2002