Improved Convention Coordination for Sustainable Growth in Uruguay (ECCOSUR)

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From March 28, 2017 to March 28, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 17.9. Build capacity to support national plans
  2. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  3. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning

Project ID: 5226

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Climate and Forests Programme
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme
  • Environmental Governance Programme

Technical area(s)




Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Normative support
  • Policy advice
  • Capacity development / Technical assistance


  • Enabling
  • Governance


  • Mainstream

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted



Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 17.9. Build capacity to support national plans
  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning

Conventions and protocols

  • National Action Plan
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Other Global Conventions

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Project description

The objective of the project is the development of innovative mechanisms and instruments for the increase of environmental benefits and sustainable growth in Uruguay. This will be achieved through a set of coordinated activities that will strengthen the capacities of public and private institutions to establish better consultation mechanisms and incorporate environmental considerations into the decision-making process for the country's sustainable development. The project will support a strategy that integrates elements of innovation, science, knowledge, governance and participation to the environmental dimension of sustainable development. For this, the project has been structured in the following components: 1. Support for the improvement in the coordinated implementation of international agreements by the environmental authority; 2. Creation of capacities for the integration of the Rio Conventions to national procedures and regulations in the productive sectors; 3. Contribution of civil society to sustainable development and 4. Model program for integrated environmental management at the local level. The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and the Environment, in close coordination with civil society.

USD $1,952,400

Grant amount

USD $2,009,330

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,952,400)

Implementing partner(s)


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