Strengthening the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act and Rules with Focus on its Access and Benefit Sharing Provisions

Project Summary

Institutional, individual; and systemic capacities of stakeholders are increased to effectively implement the Biological Diversity Act and the Rules to achieve biodiversity conservation through implementing ABS agreements in India.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Forest Government of India National Biodiversity Authority State Biodiversity Boards UNEP Division for Environmental Law and Conventions United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,561,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,278,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
356,100 USD
Total Cost 9,889,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
12 Sep 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
01 May 2009
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Mar 2011
Project closed