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49th GEF Council Meeting
Open session of the bi-annual STAP Meeting.
The open session of the bi-annual STAP Meeting was held in the World Bank's Main Complex, 1818 H Street, NW, conference room, MC7-100, Washington, DC, and featured presentations and discussions on: the Science of Integrated Approaches, Socio-Economic Impacts of Protected Areas, and Climate Risk Screening.
IWC7 Roundtable: The Political Economy of Regionalism and International Waters
The Roundtable will connect the debate about the role of GEF and its projects within a regional political economy. The political economy of regions determines the behavior of individuals, markets and the public authority and is of importance for all GEF operations. The findings of the June 2013 GEF/STAP workshop held in Washington DC, hosted by the Organization of American States: ‘The Political Economy of Regionalism and International Waters’ will be presented and discussed. That workshop considered a draft Issues/Research Paper and representatives of regional organizations agreed that GEF should consider regional processes more systematically regarding project design baseline assessment, regional capacity building and principles for strengthening dialogue at regional level.
Anya Thomas – A Single Space for Transactions in the Caribbean
CBD 19th Meeting of SBSTTA
STAP will host two side events during the CBD SBSTTA:
- Assessing the Resilience of Social/Ecological Systems
- Understanding and planning for socio-economic effects of protected areas.