Ministry of Environment and Energy
The key focus of the Ministry of Environment and Energy is to create conditions for sustainable development – in other words, development that satisfies the needs of the present, while also taking into account the needs of future generations. The scope of work of the Ministry includes various tasks in environmental and nature protection and conservation, in line with the sustainable development policy of the Republic of Croatia, as well as tasks related to water management, and administrative and other tasks in the area of energy.
Environmental and nature protection is one of the most demanding activities touching upon all aspects of organization of human society. With the reaching of the National Sustainable Development Strategy, the Ministry has become a coordination point for sustainable development topics at the national level, and a coordinator of activities connected with multilateral environmental agreements and global sustainable development issues at the international level.
Institutions under the competence of the Ministry include the Croatian Agency for Environment and Nature (HAOP/CAEN), State Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ) and Public Institutions in charge of managing National Parks and Nature Parks.
For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry.
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global development network of the United Nations, active in 177 countries and territories, with a mission that can be captured in a simple statement: "Leave no one behind." In Croatia, UNDP has been present since 1996, fully dedicated to a range of development needs, including improving living conditions and economic opportunities in rural, remote and war-affected areas; promoting energy efficiency and environmental protection; advocating the full social inclusion of people with disabilities, minorities and other vulnerable groups; enhancing justice and human security. With the accession of Croatia to the European Union, UNDP's emphasis has been switching from organizing development projects within the country to presenting and transferring Croatian experiences and expertise to other countries.
The Global Environment Facility
The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the funder of the PARCS project, was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided $14.5 billion in grants and mobilized $75.4 billion in additional financing for almost 4,000 projects. The GEF has become an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector to address global environmental issues.
The GEF’s 18 implementing partners are: Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AFDB), Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Conservation International (CI), Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Foreign Economic Cooperation Office - Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (FECO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade (FUNBIO), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), West African Development Bank (BOAD), World Bank Group (WBG), World Wildlife Fund U.S. (WWF).