Consolidating biodiversity and land conservation policies and actions as pillars of sustainable development

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status


Project start date

July 21, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil
  2. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  3. 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation

Project ID: 6252

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Strengthening conservation areas
  • Mainstreaming biodiversity


  • Ecosystem-based mitigation
  • Biodiversity financing


  • Conserved areas
  • Forests
  • Wetlands


  • OECM (Other effective area-based conservation measures)
  • Terrestrial protected areas
  • Key biodiversity areas (KBAs)
  • Montane forests
  • General

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Governance
  • Enabling
  • Management operation


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Adaptive governance
  • Institutional framework
  • Advocacy (towards policy makers)
  • Mainstream
  • FACS strategies for sustainable supply chain (TP 4)
  • Ecosystem and ecosystem services conservation/restoration
  • Conserved areas/ protected areas management
  • Management effectiveness (METT)

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Private sector
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Livelihoods for women
  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • People pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience
  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil
  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  • 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation

Conventions and protocols

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Private sector(s)

  • Individuals/Entrepreneurs

Hot topic

  • Structural/system transformation
  • Nature-based solution
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

To strengthen the integration of biodiversity conservation and restoration of degraded lands into development policies, improving the effectiveness and sustainability of protected areas' management, associated production lands, and human well-being.

USD $2,776,256

Grant amount

USD $15,028,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,776,256)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Uruguay

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