Examples of projects financed by the Barents Hot Spots Facility
Small-scale solid waste pilot and demonstration project at Kenozersky National Park
The Kenozersky National Park is located in Arkhangelsk Oblast and has the status of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The project will elaborate, implement, follow up, revise and disseminate experiences from a small-scale waste management pilot&demonstration case adapted to prevailing Russian conditions.
BHSF contribution: EUR 120,000 (grant approved in 2019)
Main partner: Kenozersky National Park
Hot Spot concerned: A6
Franz Josef Land Archipelago Survey
The Project surveyed the three most contaminated islands of Franz Josef Land archipelago: Hoffman, Graham-Bell and Alexandra. Based on the surveys, a pilot project was worked out for contamination source removal and rehabilitation of contaminated areas.
BHSF contribution: EUR 200,000 in 2007 + EUR 30,000 for a follow-up in 2013 (grants)
Main partner: Polar Foundation
Hot Spot concerned: A7
PECC - Nordic-Russian Programme for Environment and Climate Co-operation
Together with the Nordic Council of Minsters (NCM), Nefco has established the Programme for Environment and Climate Co-operation (PECC), which is managed by Nefco. PECC provides grant financing to promote Nordic-Russian non-commercial co-operation addressing environment and climate in Northwest Russia.
BHSF contribution: EUR 300,000 in 2017 (PECC-1) + EUR 300,000 in 2020 (PECC-2)
Total funding: ca EUR 2 million (grants)
Main partner: NCM
Demonstration project targeting dioxins and other pollutants at the Vorkuta Cement Plant
The Project was an example of co-ordinated work on Arctic and Barents issues focusing on reduction of formation and emission of dioxins in parallel with due consideration to the dust emissions that were in focus for the Barents hot spot Ko2.
BHSF contribution: EUR 60,000 in 2011 + EUR 26,000 for a follow-up in 2013-2016 (grants)
Main partner: Vorkuta Cement Plant
Main consultant: COWI
Hot Spot concerned: Ko2-1