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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.

Project 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.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO0015-GEF7

Start Date:

2018-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£100,000,000


Low Carbon Agriculture for avoided deforestation and poverty reduction - Phase 2

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The programme operates in the Cerrado and Caatinga biomes in Brazil, over the course of four years (2017 - 2024). As a follow-up phase to a similar ICF intervention in Brazil, the programme aims to restore deforested and degraded land on small- and medium-sized farms and will target the barriers experienced by farmers in accessing rural credit.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO013-LCP2

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£37,420,000


Supporting the Pest Identification Service for ODA eligible UK Overseas Territories

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Provision of identification service for invasive invertebrate plant pests for the UKOTs which can impact upon biodiversity and commercial interests and rapid advice when bio-security threats are detected. ODA funding is being used to support the provision of that service in ODA eligible territories.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-PS-OTPPS001

Start Date:

2019-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£5,000


Annual contribution to the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This activity supports an annual contribution to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) which is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-SUB-IUCN

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£990,000


Annual Contribution to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This activity supports an annual contribution to the Ramsar Convention, or the Convention on Wetlands, which is an intergovernmental treaty that seeks to conserve wetlands and their resources. The mission of the Ramsar Convention explicitly conceives of the conservation and wise use of wetlands as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world. Wetlands provide a range of vital ecosystem services; they deliver flood control, coastal protection, and climate change adaptation and mitigation functions, protecting the communities most at risk from floods, droughts and storm surges. They are also diverse habitats, which support biodiversity and are essential to the life cycles and migratory patterns of many species. Overall, wetlands provide food for more than three billion people worldwide and are a source of freshwater and livelihoods for over one billion people. The Ramsar Convention in pursuing the global wise use of wetlands makes a central contribution to long-term pro-poor growth and to protecting the livelihoods of the poorest. The Convention provides support to developing countries through the provision of small grants, advisory missions and funding for emergency action in threatened areas, targeted capacity building and training, and sharing of expertise from developed countries.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-SUB-RAM

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£351,000


Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Change Programme

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Funding from UK government to deliver excellent climate research to provide an improved understanding of past climate and enable better projections to underpin national scientific capability and inform domestic and international policy commitments (e.g. Climate Change Act 2008 and UNFCCC negotiations). Climate models and underpinning science developed using MOHCCP funding are publically available and used as the foundation for many projects that aim to build resilience to a changing climate in developing countries. The models are used for developing systems in developing countries to produce climate projections. For example, the models have been used to analyse drought in the Horn of Africa, climate change impacts in Bangladesh and to build resilience to climate change in the Philippines.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-MOHC-001

Start Date:

2016-06-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£12,300,000


Contribution to the International Cooperative Programme on Effects of Air Pollution on Vegetation and Crops (ICP VEG)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

UK Contribution to the ICP VEG which is a programme that supports the UNECE Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) by researching the effects of air pollution on crops and semi-natural vegetation. It provides the UK's contribution, in kind, to the funding of the Convention.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-AQ-ICPVEG001

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£417,372


Annual contribution to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This activity supports an annual contribution to the Cartagena Protocol. The Cartagena Protocol sets out policy and regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) released into the environment. The UK has engaged with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) since it was adopted in 2000, and signed it the same year. The Protocol aims to ensure the safety of human health and the environment by governing the transfer, handling, and packaging of international movements of GMOs. As a Party to the CPB, the UK is bound by United Nations Environment Programme rules to pay an annual subscription. The CPB recognises the benefits of modern biotechnology, and at the same time aims to protect human health, the environment, conservation, and biological diversity from any potential risks arising from the handling, transfer and packaging of GMOs during international movement. Parties are subject to a range of obligations, and, therefore, need a range of capabilities in order to fulfil their obligations under the Protocol. These include an appropriate infrastructure (the ability to detect and identify GMOs), legislation, policy and scientific expertise, and access to robust and balanced information. The Protocol has a focus on the evolving needs of countries with economies in transition to support access to existing expertise and technology. Under the Protocol a number of regional, national and international decisions have been developed and adopted in order to support the development of the capabilities of Parties, as appropriate.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-INTSUB004-CART

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£270,000


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.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0003-EcoB

Start Date:

2015-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£32,625,178


The Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) - Bio Carbon Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

A multilateral project administered by the World Bank which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the land use sector through sustainable landscape management, whilst improving the livelihoods of forest communities. The ISFL combines upfront technical assistance with results-based finance which rewards countries which implement landscape-level approaches that reduce emissions from the forest and land-use sector. ISFL works with 5 countries: Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mexico and Zambia. Defra is supporting programmes in Indonesia and Zambia with upfront finance and potentially all countries with results based finance.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0004-ISFL

Start Date:

2013-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£65,100,000


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

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR24

Start Date:

2018-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£10,604,188


Cities4Forests

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Cities4Forests programme provides a network, between cities in developing nations, to share lessons learned and baselines on forest restoration and protection programmes. This allows best practice to be identified and adopted across cities’ interventions and facilitates accelerated innovation. Defra’s investment in Cities4Forests will finance specific activities that will help decision makers and officials in cities, in a number of developing countries, access tools, resources and technical assistance that can support them in developing policies and interventions to protect and restore forests. The programme will also seek to deliver a ‘global mayoral declaration’ on the value of trees and forests and their role in combatting climate change. The programme will focus on: strengthening institutional capacity and capability through technical assistance to improve developing country’s city government support for and investment in trees, forests, and green infrastructure; supporting developing country’s city governments to increase investment (political, economic, and social) and implement new and/or improved programs to support the management and conservation of inner and nearby forests; supporting and encouraging developing country mayors to increase political action and support for trees and forests as a solution for combatting climate change, supporting better water management, and improving human health and well-being.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-PO020-C4F

Start Date:

2020-01-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£560,000


Land Degradation Neutrality Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The LDN Fund invests in projects which reduce or reverse land degradation and thereby contribute to ‘Land Degradation Neutrality’. The LDN Fund is co-promoted by the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Mirova. It is a public-private partnership using public money to increase private sector investment in sustainable development. The fund invests in sustainable agriculture, forestry and other land uses globally. The Fund was launched at the UNCCD’s COP 13 in China in 2017.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-PO009-LDN

Start Date:

2019-12-12

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£10,000,000


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.

Project 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.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R3

Start Date:

2017-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,123,118


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

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-DAR26

Start Date:

2020-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£5,607,898


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.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-IWTCF-R4

Start Date:

2018-07-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,505,210


Funding to support delivery of ODA eligible programming delivered by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew provides an international centre of expertise and benefits to developing countries, including through collections and seed banks, agricultural science including collaboration with the ODA eligible Global Crop Diversity Trust, plant health including diagnosis of plant pests and diseases and biosecurity, capacity building (CBD, CITES, Nagoya Protocol, IPBES), M&E of ICF, advice on climate change resilience.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ALB-KEW001

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£9,300,000


Supporting Montserrat and St Helena to enhance welfare and development through improved environmental management.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This programme is delivered by JNCC and aims to improve environmental management. This includes better management of water resources, fisheries and landscapes and to enhance economic security, welfare and development of local communities dependent on the natural environment for their livelihoods. This includes farmers dependent on scarce water resources and island communities where better fisheries management increases food supply and incomes. Landscape scale management enhances security of food and water supply and reduces vulnerability to natural disasters such as drought or storm associated flooding and coastal hurricane storm surge.

Project identifier:

GB-GOV-7-ALB-JNCC001

Start Date:

2016-04-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£300,000




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