ENVSEC: Transforming Environmental and Security Risks into Cooperation in the South Eastern European Region (Phase II); and Climate Change and Security in Dniester River Basin

Contract partner: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Country: Europa, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.300.000,00 Project start: 01.12.2012 End: 30.04.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The objective of this project is the reduction of environment and security risks, and an increased cooperation on environment and security issues both between and within countries. It will cover Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, F.Y.R Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia in the SEE region and Moldova and Ukraine in the Dniester River Basin. The beneficiaries include policy and decision-makers as well as experts of relevant Ministries, local government, agencies and civil society.

Component 1 aims for (i) management of transboundary risks from hazardous activities (ii) sustainable management of shared natural resources; (iii) regional cooperation on environmental governance through participatory and informed decision making and implementation processes; and (iv) transboundary climate change adaptation in SEE.

Component 2 will increase adaptive capacity of the countries sharing the Dniester river basin.

Main results will include the development of a basin-wide transboundary climate change adaptation strategy and its implementation and resource mobilization plan and the support for the implementation of a few priority measures in the Basin. It is an integral part of and will support a larger scale ENVSEC project jointly implemented with the European Commission Instrument for Stability (EC/IfS).

The destruction and over-exploitation of natural resources and ecosystems can threaten the security of communities and nations. Competition over declining natural resources, exacerbated by climate change impacts is a threat to stability and peace. Similarly, transboundary pollution or environmental disasters with cross-border consequences often negatively affect the relations between neighbouring states. However, common problems regarding the use of natural resources also have the potential to bring people together. Communities and nations can build confidence with each other through joint efforts to improve the state and management of natural resources.

project number 8071-01/2012
source of funding OEZA
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.