Currently available funding
Improved environmental status in ecosystems and reduced adverse effects of pollution and other human activities
This Annex sets out the operational rules for the programme. The programme agreement is based on the MoUs, the concept note, and comments made by the NMFA. Commitments, statements and guarantees, explicit as well as implicit, made in the concept note, are binding for the National Focal Point and the Programme Operator unless otherwise explicitly stipulated in the annexes to this programme agreement.
The Programme Operator (PO) is the State Environment Fund of the Czech Republic. The Programme Partner is the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. The Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA) is the Donor Programme Partner (DPP).
The programme objective, “Improved environmental status in Czech ecosystems and reduced negative effects of human activities’ shall be attained through four outcomes:
- The programme shall support the outcome ‘Improved environmental status in ecosystems’ (Outcome 1) by way of one call for proposals (Call 1) aiming to implement pilot projects including application of results of accomplished research projects into practice (output 1.1) and one small grant scheme (SGS 1) to implement measures to enhance the stability of the landscape to increase biodiversity in ecosystems in sites outside the specially protected areas (output1.2), and implementation of certain measures for specifically protected plant and animal species (output 1.3);
- The programme shall support the outcome ‘The adverse effects of human activities on air quality reduced’ (Outcome 2) by way of two calls for proposals addressing monitoring and identification of major sources of air pollution in regions including development of relevant action plans (Call 2A, contributing to output 2.1 and 2.2), and aiming to support implementation of measures from existing Action Plan(s) to improve air quality in regions (components 2A and 2B contributing to output 2.3) and a small grant scheme (SGS 2) to support the establishment of monitoring network to identify levels of air pollution caused by home/local heating in some regions (output 2.4);
- The programme shall support the outcome ‘The adverse effects of human activities on water quality reduced’ (Outcome 3) by way of two calls for proposals to improve the national monitoring activities with regard to Water Framework Directive (2008/105/EC) (Call 3A, contributing to output 3.1), and implementation of pilot or demonstration projects to reduce pharmaceutical pollution (Call 3B, contributing to output 3.2);
- The programme shall support the outcome: ‘Enhanced climate change resilience and emissions reduction in selected communities’ (Outcome 4) by way of two calls for proposals (Call 4A and 4B) supporting implementation of measures from existing local or regional Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies/Plans and one small grant scheme (SGS 3) to support the development of new local/regional Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies//Plans (output 4.1).
One joint small grant scheme (SGS 4) shall support to implement separate information campaigns and general public awareness raising and capacity building measures within all four outcomes (contributing to outputs 1.4, 2.5, 3.3, and 4.3).
Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic shall act as Programme Partner and shall be actively involved in and effectively contributing to the development and implementation of the programme.
The programme shall primarily focus on the programme area ‘Environment and Ecosystems’.
€ 150,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.