Call for proposals - Forest and Biodiversity Governance, Including Environmental Monitoring - FLERMONECA EuropeAid/133112/L/ACT/Multi Closed!

Objectives

The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to promote the stability and security of the countries of Central Asia, to assist them in their pursuit of sustainable economic development and poverty reduction and to facilitate closer regional cooperation both within Central Asia and between Central Asia and the EU.

The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are to enhance regional cooperation and partnership with Europe in the fields of forest and biodiversity governance, including environmental monitoring, through supporting the sustainable use and management of natural resources in Central Asia, by tackling issues such as climate change, forest governance (the FLEG process), ecological restoration and environmental data collection, exchange, monitoring and assessment.

The FLERMONECA programme consists of three subcomponents explained below with the following objectives:

  • Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in Central Asia (FLEG Central Asia) aims to tackle the growing problem of illegal forest activities in the Partner Countries by promoting legal and sustainable forest management and utilisation practices and seeks to strengthen the rule of law and to enhance local livelihoods.
  • Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation in Central Asia (ERCA) aims at organising a dialogue between the EU and Central Asia and within the region supporting conservation and restoration of biological diversity in the region.
  • Environmental monitoring in Central Asia (MONECA) aims at strengthening partnership between the EU and CA environmental data centres and institutions and improving environmental monitoring and national reporting on deforestation and biodiversity loss.

Actions

List of non-exhaustive actions to be financed under this call of proposals:

For component 1: FLEG Central Asia

  • Set up country teams responsible with the project implementation and National Focal Points appointed by the governments;
  • Develop national action plans and work plans and hold information sessions and workshops;
  • Facilitate capacity building, training, and awareness raising;
  • Support the enhancement of regional and sub-regional collaboration;
  • Carry out analysis on illegal forest activities and government responses, and monitor related developments;
  • Carry out a diagnostic analytical work identifying causes for illegal logging;
  • Review legal forest legislation and policy to identifying perverse incentives;
  • Recommend legislation improvement;
  • Promote participation of the public and private sectors, as well as civil society, in these activities.

For component 2: ERCA Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation in Central Asia

  • Support the enhancement of regional and sub-regional collaboration;
  • Support in developing information systems, information dissemination and knowledge management;
  • Facilitate capacity building, training, and awareness raising;
  • Support in the implementation of the national Biodiversity Strategy Action Plans and holds information sessions and workshops;
  • Carry out analysis, research on ERCA-related activities and government responses, and monitors related developments.
  • Promote participation of the public and private sectors, as well as civil society

For component 3: MONECA Environmental monitoring in Central Asia

  • Indicator production: Assist in the production of environmental indicators in line with previous and cur-rent EU/EEA initiatives and projects and international guidelines. Capacity building activities involving the environmental, monitoring and the statistical network will be ensured through participation at the UNECE Joint Task Force of environmental indicators, consultancy support and use of the UNECE methodological guidelines and the EEA core set of indicators.
  • Regular data flows: Ensure the regular production of the selected indicators and improve capacities in the field of monitoring, collection, storage, assessment and reporting of environmental data in the relevant environmental authorities in compliance with national reporting obligations and international agreements such as UNFCCC, UNCCD, UNCBD, UNECE Transboundary water convention and environmental and health protocols, LRTAP and protocols, etc. Capacity building and training experts in data reporting and assessment techniques, will be carried out in close cooperation with the EEA.
  • Assessment work: Ensure and strengthen a regular and sustainable assessment and reporting process on the state of the environment at the national level based on national funding, in line with international policy demands and as part of an overall regular reporting processes at pan-European level as indicated in the Astana Ministerial Declaration.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,40 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 October 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133112/L/ACT/Multi (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Secretariat-General

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