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Supporting Structures for the LifeWeb Initiative

As of: April 2018

Objective and activities

The project supported structures that underpin the success of the LifeWeb Initiative. This initiative was launched at the 9th Conference of the Parties to the CBD and facilitates global financing for protected areas. The project is building an online platform to serve as a global clearing house and virtual marketplace. The Coordination Office brokers partnerships between donors and recipients.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Global partnerships have been brokered to finance the expansion and more effective management of protected areas to help countries implement the Programme of Work on Protected Areas nationally (publishing Expressions of Interest submitted by national governments on the LifeWeb website, organising financing cooperation roundtables with potential donors)
  • The need for financial support has been identified for numerous protected areas and published on a page of the LifeWeb website, which was specially set up for this purpose: as of March 2013, there are 109 protected areas in 78 countries with funding requirements totalling around EUR 491 million 
  • As of March 2013, a total of 62 donor/recipient contacts had been successfully brokered via LifeWeb in partnership with 17 donors; funding totalled EUR 200 million
  • Organisation of/participation in numerous awareness-raising activities in the field of protected area management. Examples include: a contribution to the UNEP-WCMC Protected Planet Report 2012, development of the LifeWeb Carbon Calculator (a tool for estimating carbon storage within protected areas), activities to support events at the biodiversity negotiations in 2010 and 2012 and the climate negotiations in 2010 and 2011.

Project data

Country:

Implementing organisation:
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) - Canada

Partner institution:
  • Diverse biodiversity relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse biodiversitätsrelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern

BMU grant:
€ 1,070,614

Duration:
12/2008 till 12/2011

Website:



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