Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Uzbekistan`s Oil-and-Gas Sector Policies and Operations

Funding Agency GEF, UNDP

Implementing Agency UNDP

Budget: US$1,120,000.00

Country: Uzbekistan

Start Year: 2010

End Year: 2014

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Description: The project objective was to mainstream biodiversity conservation into Uzbekistan’s oil-and-gas policies and operations by demonstrating this in the Ustyurt Plateau. The project removed systemic, regulatory and knowledge barriers through two outcomes: i) Enabling policy, legislative, and institutional environment for mainstreaming biodiversity conservation considerations in the oil-and-gas sector, and ii) Demonstrating biodiversity mainstreaming technologies in oil-and-gas operations on the Ustyurt Plateau. The immediate global benefits include mainstreaming of biodiversity into the oil-and-gas sector at project sites having a positive impact on an area more than 2 million hectares. This ensured population stability of a number of threatened species, including Houbara bustard, Caracal, Goitered gazelle, Ustyurt urial and the Saiga antelope.

Sector: Biodiversity

Beneficiaries: Uzbekistan