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Global Trade

Cross-government Prosperity Fund

The programme will provide technical assistance and support to facilitate free trade and open markets for key Middle Income Countries (MICs), enabling greater investment and interaction with global value chains to create jobs and prosperity, and help reduce poverty. The programme’s budget will be implemented across three main activity strands. Management Services (research and analysis across multiple regions and countries), Advisory Services (including design and development of sub programmes) and Delivery Services (delivery of interventions that have been scoped and contracted from the Management and Advisory Services). This programme will help to meet one of the four strategic objectives of the UK Aid strategy 2015: to use ODA to promote economic development and prosperity in the developing world. This will contribute to the reduction of poverty and strengthen trade and investment opportunities globally – including, as a secondary benefit, for the UK.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-50-PF-11-GTP
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: N/A
Budget: £150,000,000

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
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-06-2018
Budget: £100,000,000

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, it will avoid deforestation by building sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. Defra is supporting programmes in Indonesia and Zambia.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0004-ISFL
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-12-2013
Budget: £65,100,000

UK Annual Contributions to the Montreal Protocol Trust Fund, Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund and Vienna Convention Trust Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This activity supports an annual UK contribution to The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer which is a multilateral environmental agreement with universal ratification. It regulates the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances (ODS). Protection of the ozone layer is vital in preventing increased UV radiation, resulting in higher incidence of skin cancers and eye cataracts, more-compromised immune systems, and negative effects on watersheds, agricultural lands and forests. The Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol was established in 1991. The Fund's objective is to provide financial and technical assistance to developing country parties to the Montreal Protocol whose annual per capita consumption and production of ODS is less than 0.3 kg to comply with the control measures of the Protocol. The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer is a multilateral environmental agreement signed in 1985 that provided frameworks for international reductions in the production of chlorofluorocarbons due to their contribution to the destruction of the ozone layer, resulting in an increased threat of skin cancer.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-INTSUB001-MP
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2016
Budget: £27,192,000

The eco.business Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

Defra has made an investment in the eco.business Fund; a public-private partnership investment fund. It aims to promotes lending practices with business and consumption that contributes to biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, climate change mitigation and adaption to its impacts. The Fund will secure private sector investments and support both financial instruments and non-financial instruments, such as technical assistance across South America: Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Columbia, Panama & Honduras. The fund is designed to leverage existing financial sector infrastructure and promote the investment integration of conservation investment finance into mainstream financial products.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0003-EcoB
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-12-2015
Budget: £20,000,000

Avoiding Deforestation, Managing Critical Ecosystems and Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This World Bank-managed project aims to improve the management of protected areas and biologically-critical ecosystems, in order to avoid deforestation and increase resilience to climate change. The project will focus heavily on biodiversity conservation and in particular tackling the causes of human-elephant conflict.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0005-Sri.L
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 23-12-2015
Budget: £19,500,000

Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project Additional Financing

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This World Bank-managed project aims to improve the management of ecosystems in selected locations in Sri Lanka for conservation and community benefits by enhancing the management of protected areas and biologically-critical ecosystems, in order to avoid deforestation and increase resilience to climate change.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0005-SriL
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-01-2018
Budget: £19,500,000

UK Blue Carbon Fund

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The Fund will promote the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of mangrove habitats by developing and embedding operational blue carbon markets across the Caribbean and Latin America that provide local communities with a sustainable income and assist in moving low-income countries towards low-emission, climate-resilient development.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-PO008-UKBLUECARBONFUND
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-12-2018
Budget: £12,750,000

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
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-06-2016
Budget: £12,300,000

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
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2018
Budget: £10,604,188

Commonwealth Sustainability

Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)

The Sustainability Programme aims to support the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM) commitment of delivering “A More Sustainable Future” by: increased resilience and responsiveness to climate change; supporting the integration and inclusion of vulnerable populations.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-52-CSSF-01-000013
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2018
Budget: £10,350,000

Blue Forests Initiative

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

The project aims to design a holistic model for mangrove forest conservation and sustainable development. Operating in Madagascar and Indonesia, the project seeks to reduce the deforestation of mangrove habitat, create new sustainable livelihoods, support community health and women’s empowerment and increase climate resilience in coastal communities.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0001-BV
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-12-2016
Budget: £10,145,972

Annual contribution to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This activity supports the UK's annual contribution to UNEP which is an Annex 2 Organisation. UNEP sets global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-INTSUB001-UNEP
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2016
Budget: £9,900,000

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

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-DAR25
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2019
Budget: £8,314,952

Maritime Governance and Environment Programme

Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)

This programme aims to provide support to achieve increases in the protection of marine biodiversity across the maritime zones of the Overseas Territories (OTs). Establish maritime strategies for compliance with international obligations and develop effective maritime legislative structures. This is an ODA and non-ODA blended programme. The spend reported against this programme is the ODA element alone

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-52-CSSF-07-000008
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2018
Budget: £3,160,000

An annual core contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to support the delivery of the Convention's objectives.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This activity supports the UK's annual core contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD is the main international forum devoted to the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s biological diversity, from genetic resources, to whole ecosystems. It has almost universal membership, with 196 Parties – only the USA and the Holy See are not Party to the CBD. The Convention on Biological Diversity explicitly aims to contribute human well-being and poverty eradication in developing countries through taking actions to halt biodiversity loss and ensuring essential ecosystem services. It has three main objectives: the conservation of biological diversity; the sustainable use of its components; and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-INTSUB002-CBD
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2016
Budget: £1,614,873

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.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-IWT-KAZA01
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 04-09-2019
Budget: £1,000,000

An annual contribution to the Convention on International Trade in Endagered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to secure UK membership and participation within the organisation.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This annual contribution secures UK membership of, and ability to participate in the decision-making processes of, the Convention on International Trade in Endagered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Convention is an international agreement to which States and regional economic integration organizations adhere voluntarily. The work of CITES aims to promote global prosperity by facilitating the legal international trade in species and their derivatives while protecting them from over-exploitation. The UK's annual contributions go towards the work of the CITES Secretariat, including its efforts to produce and share information on the status of endangered species, their sustainable use by communities from a range of locations and economic backgrounds, and the most effective means of engaging rural and local communities in the CITES decision-making process. CITES follows a regular cycle of international conferences which allow its rules to be reviewed, including the listing of new species for protection. Parties need to implement the rules of the conventions and provide the protections required to listed species otherwise they will be subject to compliance mechanisms, which in the case of CITES can extend to trade suspensions.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-INTSUB005-CITES
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2016
Budget: £651,120

Tide Turners Plastic Badge Challenge

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

During her visit to Kenya in August 2018, Theresa May launched a UK partnership with UN Environment to develop a Young Leaders Plastic Challenge Badge. In Phase 1 the programme developed the training material for a plastic challenge badge, this was then undertaken in four African countries (Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania). Over 30,000 young leaders engaged in the programme which saw a real impact in countries like Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana where Scouts were actively involved in influencing national policy change about legislation around single-use plastic bags. Phase 2 aims to build upon the work successfully completed in phase 1, by reaching communities in many of the countries with the greatest issues with plastic pollution. The programme will expand the badge into a further 15 countries engaging up to an additional 300,000 young people and leave a legacy for the future years. Empowering young people remains a priority for the UK Government, and through HMG’s international work on marine litter, we have an opportunity to inspire young leaders in tackling marine plastic pollution. Now that the success of badge has been demonstrated through the pilot phase, there is a platform to secure deeper participation in other key countries in Africa and Asia Pacific. This work supports the UK’s domestic and global leadership to eliminate all avoidable single use plastics as set out in the HMG’s 25 Year Environment Plan and work with other countries to drive global ambition to protect and enhance the world’s oceans in support of UN SDG 14. Raising public awareness and effecting behaviour change is a key component of the global effort to reduce plastic pollution. Young people are a key demographic to engage, and one that we currently struggle to reach. The Scouts and Girl guiding Associations are uniquely placed to do this outreach, with combined total global membership of 65 million young people.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-MAR-P001
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2018
Budget: £598,000

Contribution to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

This activity supports the UK contribution to the Basel Convention. The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal Usually known as the Basel Convention, this an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs). The overarching objective of the Basel Convention is to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes. Its scope of application covers a wide range of wastes defined as “hazardous wastes” based on their origin and/or composition and their characteristics, as well as two types of wastes defined as “other wastes” - household waste and incinerator ash. The spend is for the UK's annual subscription to the Basel Convention which the UK ratified in 1994. The UK pays into the Convention’s Trust Fund annually. The Fund financially supports the Secretariat of the Basel Convention and meetings of the Conference of the Parties and Open-Ended Working Groups of the convention.

Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-INTSUB009-BAS
Activity Status: Implementation
Start Date: 01-04-2016
Budget: £590,400

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