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Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 4

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £23 million has been committed to 75 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and in the latest round in 2019. This round of funding includes the following projects (details of which can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811381/iwt-project-list-2019.pdf): IWT048, IWT049, IWT050, IWT051, IWT052, IWT053, IWT054, IWT055, IWT056, IWT057, IWT058, IWT059, IWT0760, IWT061.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R4

Start Date:

2018-07-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,505,210


A Voluntary Contribution to the United Nations Development Programme 'Biofin' initiative to support an increase in financial flows towards biodiversity.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Biofin Phase II acts as a global knowledge network and supports lower- and upper- middle income countries to implement Biodiversity Finance Plans and finance solutions to achieve tangible finance results - actions that (1) help reduce or redirect resources causing harm to biodiversity, (2) generate additional resources or (3) enhance the effectiveness of resource use. Defra’s intervention in Biofin Phase II will support ODA eligible countries to accelerate the implementation of the emerging CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) Framework, and support a green and fair recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic by: 1. Sharing knowledge for biodiversity finance planning via a regional learning/knowledge platform; 2. Global support to repurpose harmful subsidies; 3. The development of a biodiversity expenditure taxonomy to support biodiversity finance planning; 4. Accelerate national implementation via grants for financial innovation and biodiversity plan implementation; and, 5. Financial sector innovation feasibility studies. Biofin's methodology and materials support work at a global and national level to contribute to the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focussing on poverty reduction, climate change and gender equality. Through implementing biodiversity finance solutions, money will be able to continue to flow towards biodiversity in future.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-BIOFIN

Start Date:

2022-03-31

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,000,000


Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures programme

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The UK government is contributing funding to support the establishment of the global, market-led Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), whose mission is to create a risk management and disclosure framework for organisations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks and opportunities, with the ultimate aim of incentivising a shift in global financial flows away from nature-negative outcomes and towards nature-positive outcomes.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-TNFD-PO002

Start Date:

2021-06-03

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,826,855


Grant to the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) to establish inclusive multistakeholder platforms to tackle plastic pollution with partner countries.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) brings together governments, businesses, and civil society in countries committing to tackling plastic pollution, to support meaningful and tangible action. GPAP operates globally through partnerships that bring the GPAP model to priority Official Development Assistance (ODA)-eligible countries. Through key activities in convening, building roadmaps, and identifying financing solutions, GPAP aims to foster a collaborative approach to reducing plastic pollution, and ultimately improve the environment and the quality of life for people and communities impacted by plastic pollution. GPAP’s work is guided by three strategic pillars: • Convening communities and curating conversations • Generating new insights and action roadmaps • Catalysing coordinated action to scale solutions

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-BPFGPAP

Start Date:

2021-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£11,500,000


United Nations Development Programme: Climate Promise

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The UNDP Climate Promise programme helps developing countries implement their national climate pledges – Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The programme aims to increase ambition, implementation and engagement for NDCs under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Defra's contribution focuses on the Forest, Land and Nature work area, contributing to increase the representation of nature in 8 countries’ NDCs through to COP27, the Global Stocktake in 2023 and to 2026. Project activities include: - Supporting countries in assessing the extent to which nature could contribute to meet climate targets, and establishing the steps required to meet this potential; - Supporting countries to develop detailed delivery plans and policies across relevant sectors that would enable them to maximise the role of nature in reaching the Paris climate goal; - Supporting countries in implementing delivery plans and policies, so that commitments and targets could be delivered through concrete actions. The UNDP Climate Promise aligns with the Prime Minister’s commitment of at least £3 billion of ICF to climate change solutions that protect and restore nature and biodiversity over five years, HMG’s Integrated Review, Response to the Dasgupta Review and COP26 commitments including the Glasgow Leaders Declaration.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-UNDPCP

Start Date:

2022-02-22

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£3,000,000


Ocean Country Partnership Programme

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP) supports countries to manage the marine environment more sustainably, including by strengthening marine science expertise, developing science-based policy and management tools and creating educational resources for coastal communities. The programme is funded through official development assistance (ODA) as part of the UK’s £500 million Blue Planet Fund. Through the OCPP, the UK government partners with ODA-eligible countries to deliver positive impacts for coastal communities that depend on healthy marine ecosystems. Bilateral partnerships under the OCPP are primarily delivered by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), agencies of the UK government that possess unique expertise in marine science and management. The OCPP also funds two international initiatives that align with its aims and help to develop global public goods, the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP) and the Friends of Ocean Action (FOA). GOAP is a global, multi-stakeholder partnership established to enable countries and other stakeholders to effectively measure and manage progress towards sustainable ocean development. FOA is a platform hosted by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, which brings together ocean leaders from a wide range of sectors to encourage action and investment into sustainable ocean projects.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-BPFOCPP

Start Date:

2021-07-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£64,200,000


Darwin Initiative Round 26

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR26

Start Date:

2020-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£5,607,898


Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 6

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £26 million has been committed to 85 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and thirteen in 2019 and ten in the latest round in 2020. (more info here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/919053/iwt-challenge-fund-list.pdf): IWT076, IWT077, IWT078, IWT082, IWT083, IWT079, IWT080, IWT081, IWT084, IWT085

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R6

Start Date:

2020-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£3,417,064


Darwin Initiative Round 25

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR25

Start Date:

2019-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£8,314,952


Global Programme for Sustainability

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The programme supports sustainable economic growth that is both long-lasting and resilient to climate-related stressors. It does this through the integration of natural capital into decision making by governments, the private sector and financial institutions. The inability to value natural capital can undermine long-term growth and critically, the livelihoods of the poorest people dependent on ecosystems for their livelihoods. This programme directly addresses this challenge by (i) investing in data and research on natural capital; (ii) assisting countries to integrate this analysis into government policy making; and (iii) integrating these data and analysis into financial sector decision making.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO014-GPS

Start Date:

2018-02-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£20,000,000


Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 3

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is the fifth most lucrative transnational crime, worth up to £17bn a year globally. As well as threatening species with extinction, IWT destroys vital ecosystems. IWT also fosters corruption, feeds insecurity, and undermines good governance and the rule of law. The UK government is committed to tackling illegal trade of wildlife products. Defra manages the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, which is a competitive grants scheme with the objective of tackling illegal wildlife trade and, in doing so, contributing to sustainable development in developing countries. Projects funded under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund address one, or more, of the following themes: • Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT • Strengthening law enforcement • Ensuring effective legal frameworks • Reducing demand for IWT products Over £23 million has been committed to 75 projects since the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund was established in 2013; five projects were awarded in 2014 (via applications to the Darwin Initiative), fourteen in 2015, fifteen in 2016, thirteen in 2017, fourteen in 2018 and in the latest round in 2019. This round of funding includes the following projects (details of which can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/811381/iwt-project-list-2019.pdf). The projects that a relevant for this area are IWT035 to IWT047.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R3

Start Date:

2017-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,123,118


Madagascar - Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Reducing deforestation, restoring and protecting degraded habitats and strengthening internal governance in Madagascar’s network of terrestrial protected areas.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO0010-MADA

Start Date:

2020-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£9,950,000


Global Environment Facility (GEF) 7th Replenishment

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

To support developing countries to implement international agreements on climate change, biodiversity, land degradation and harmful chemicals as integral elements of sustainable development. GEF’s other activities include sustainable forest management, international waters and protecting the ozone layer.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO0015-GEF7

Start Date:

2018-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£100,000,000


The eco.business Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The eco.business fund is a public-private partnership investment fund which aims to shift incentives in financial institutions (i.e. Banks) towards investing in nature, by embedding social and environmental risk into investment decisions, catalysing transformational change in the financial sector. The fund will increase lending to businesses which incorporate sustainable practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, climate change mitigation and adaptation to its impact across South America: Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Columbia, Panama and Honduras.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0003-EcoB

Start Date:

2015-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£32,625,178


Darwin Plus: environment funding for UK Overseas Territories

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Darwin Plus (also known as The Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund) provides funding for environmental projects in UK Overseas Territories and fellowships for UK Overseas Territories (OT) Nationals to increase their knowledge and ability to meet long-term strategic outcomes for the natural environment in UK Overseas Territories. Part of Darwin Plus is ODA funded to support Overseas Territories Montserrat, St Helena and Pitcairn Island.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DPLUS

Start Date:

2013-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,500,000


Biodiverse Landscapes Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Biodiverse Landscapes Fund aims to reduce poverty and create sustainable economic development for communities living in, and dependent upon, environmentally precious landscapes. It will restore landscapes and will deliver their long-lasting protection through sustainable management practices, improving the quality of ecosystems and safeguarding biodiversity. Protecting landscapes and habitats will help to tackle climate change. It will address the drivers of environmental degradation and support local governments, local and park authorities and communities to deliver long-term sustainable management and use of natural resources. The BLF will work with and through a range of actors and partners – NGOs, the private sector, governments, Civil Society Organisations, local communities and academics – to bring expertise, local access and capacity to enable the programme to work at multiple levels to deliver both practical and structural reform outcomes.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-BLF

Start Date:

2021-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


Darwin Initiative Round 24

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative funds projects that help countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the biodiversity conventions. The objective is to to address threats to biodiversity such as: - habitat loss or degradation - climate change - invasive species - over-exploitation - pollution and eutrophication

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR24

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£10,604,188


Funding to build capacity and support cross-border action on the conservation of wildlife within countries in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The funding will be used to support KAZA countries to develop African-led trans-frontier approaches to support conservation of wildlife, including iconic species such as elephants through efforts in integrated land-use planning, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, community livelihoods and illegal wildlife trade. This funding will be used to provide technical assistance and build capacity within the KAZA countries to address areas for immediate action, provide a foundation for future work programmes and support access to wider funding options.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWT-KAZA01

Start Date:

2019-09-04

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,000,000


Establishing and enhancing veterinary surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This project aims to help establish effective surveillance for longer term capacity building for AMR in the terrestrial and aquatic veterinary sectors in selected LMICs, and to enhance veterinary medicines regulatory training.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-VMD-AMR001

Start Date:

2019-09-16

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£400,000


Annual contribution to the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This UK Government contribution is for EPPO which is an intergovernmental organization responsible for cooperation in plant health within the Euro-Mediterranean region. Founded in 1951 by 15 European countries, EPPO now has 52 members (shown in green on the map). Its objectives are to protect plants, by developing international strategies against the introduction and spread of pests which are a threat to agriculture, forestry and the environment, and by promoting safe and effective pest control methods. Following the terms of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), EPPO is a Regional Plant Protection Organization and thus participates in global discussions on plant health. EPPO is a standard-setting organization which has produced a large number of Standards in the areas of plant protection products and plant quarantine. These Standards constitute recommendations that are addressed to the National Plant Protection Organizations of EPPO member countries. Finally, EPPO promotes the exchange of information between its member countries by maintaining information services and databases on plant pests, and by organizing many conferences and workshops.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-7-INTLSUB-EPPO

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£321,000




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