United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation


13.04.2011 'Every Drop Matters' Initiative announces a Grant programme to provide support to local initiatives in the Baikal region

UNDP, Coca-Cola and Baikal Information Centre "GRAN" announce a Grant programme to provide support to local initiatives in the Baikal region aimed at the improvement of water resources and waste management and the development of sustainable tourism.

This project aims at reducing water contamination from municipal waste and growing tourism operations in the Baikal region. The project supports local initiatives for cleaning Baikal lake, initiatives for eco-tourism development, as well as awareness and educational work with local communities and wider audience, including tourists, mass media, businesses etc. The project objectives will be reached through support to local initiatives related to sustainable tourism and pilot projects aimed to improve water quality in selected communities.

The grant program aims at supporting local initiatives in the implementation of pilot projects in the Republic of Buryatia and Irkutskaya oblast as per the following areas:

  •  carrying out activities aimed at increasing environmental responsibility of tourists vacationing on the coast of Lake Baikal, and reduce amount of waste there;

  •  carrying out activities for the organization of separate collection of waste and its subsequent export from the coast of Lake Baikal in the high tourist season;

  •  create a sustainable system for collecting and recycling of plastic waste (PET), collected on the shores of Lake Baikal and the coastal settlements;

  • water conservation and providing community access to safe drinking water; 

  • development of ecotourism in villages on the shores of Lake Baikal, construction of green trail on the coast of Lake Baikal to protect the coastal zone; 

  • construction of environmental sites for sale to local people (wild plants, fish, fruits, vegetables, etc.).

Priority is given to projects which are expected for implementation in Kabansk and Baikal regions of the Republic of Buryatia.

For more information please visit the website of our Regional Partner, Baikal Regional Information Center “GRAN"

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