Detail of GEF Project #885

GEF Project ID 885
Funding Source GEF Trust Fund
Project Name Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand
Country Regional
Region Regional
Focal Area International Waters
Operational Program 8
Pipeline Entry Date 1996-12-19
PDF-B Approval Date 1996-12-19
Approval Date 2000-11-01
CEO Endorsement Date 2001-12-12
GEF Agency Approval Date 2002-01-22
Project Completion Date 2009-01-31
Project Status Project Completion
Executing Agency Secretariat for the action plan for Seas of East Asia (EAS/RCU); South China Sea Informal Working Group FAO; IOC-WESTPAC; Wetlands International Asia Pacific SACRS; SWOL; Ministries of Environment in each Country
Description The overall goal of the Project is to foster and encourage, at a regional level, collaboration and partnership in addressing transboundary environmental problems of the South China Sea between all stakeholders and at all levels. The Project also seeks to enhance the capacity of the participating governments to integrate environmental considerations into national development planning. In the medium term, the objective of the project is to facilitate an agreement on specific targeted and costed actions for the longer term to address the priority transboundary issues and meet the targets which emerged from the diagnostic study, and the framework program of actions completed during the PDF-B phase. The priorities that will be addressed are wide ranging in both context and proposed areas of action: (i) habitat conversion and loss; (ii) over-exploitation of fisheries; (iii) land based pollution; (iv) regional co-operation. Stess is placed on co-ordination of actions by diverse organisations, agencies, NGOs, private sector, government entities both a the national and regional levels.
Implementation Status Among other achievements during FY07 the revised SAP (draft 3) has been finalised by the PCU with additional inputs from the regional working groups and task forces between March to July 2007. The Regional Task Force on Economic Valuation finalised economic valuation of coastal habitats for inclusion in the revised SAP. A proposed framework for regional cooperation in marine environment in the South China Sea has developed by the Regional Task Force on Legal Matters. Two joint meetings of management teams of transboundary demonstration sites support bilateral cooperation between Cambodia-Vietnam and Cambodia-Thailand in environment management in the transboundary waters.
PDF B Amount
335,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
16,414,000 USD
GEF Grant
16,749,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
16,399,000 USD
Project Cost
33,148,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
587,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
16,414,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
17,640,830 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
34,389,830 USD
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