News and Events

Agro-Ecosytem Resilience Workshop
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STAP will bring together diverse expertise on resilience theory, ecosystem sustainability, conceptual frameworks and models on agro-ecosystem resilience indicators, soil science, and extensive knowledge of the role of resilience of terrestrial ecosystems in global environmental outcomes, and sustaining livelihoods.... Read More


STAP Meeting 2014
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For the Fall 2014 session, the STAP Open Meeting will be held on October 27, 2014... Read More


Marine Spatial Planning in Practice Technical Meeting
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STAP collaborated with UNEP and UNEP's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) to host a technical meeting to analyze current global experience of implementing marine spatial planning (MSP). To read STAP's report on the meeting, click here.... Read More


STAP Report to the Fifth GEF Assembly
STAP Report to the Fifth GEF Assembly

The STAP is pleased to release a report for the 5th GEF Assembly recently held in Cancun, titled Delivering Global Environmental Benefits for Sustainable Development.  For more information and to download the publication, click here.... Read More


Announcing four new STAP publications
Announcing four new STAP publications

The STAP has recently published on sustainable urbanization, protected areas, mainstreaming biodiversity, and political economy. For more information and links to the publications, click here.... Read More


The STAP's Role in the Fifth GEF Assembly
The STAP's Role in the 5th GEF Assembly

The Fifth GEF Assembly was held in Cancun this May, and gave representatives of all 183 GEF member countries the opportunity to assess and amend GEF policies, operations, and memberships. To see how the STAP was involved in the recent GEF Assembly, click here.... Read More


Marine Spatial Planning in Practice
MSP in Practice

STAP is collaborating with UNEP and UNEP's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) to host a workshop on marine spatial planning (MSP) in May. For more information, click here.... Read More


STAP Retreat; Planning STAP's Role in GEF-6
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For more information on retreat focus and outcomes, click here.

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The GEF CEO Forum on Innovation Partnership
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Expert perspectives were solicited to discuss how ICT can be applied to the work of the GEF.

For more information, click here.

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The Second Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-2)

The second session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-2) met from 9-14 December 2013 in Antalya, Turkey. Over 400 participants attended the meeting, representing IPBES member and non-member governments, UN agencies and convention secretariats, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and various stakeholder groups.... Read More


Recruitment: Biodiversity & Chemical Panel Members
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STAP is recruiting for panel members in the fields of Biodiversity and Chemicals. For more information about the available positions and how to apply, please click here.... Read More


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’... Read More


Expert Workshop: The Political Economy of Regionalism and International Waters

This Expert Workshop is designed to allow for a discussion on the extent and the manner in which regionalization processes influence GEF interventions and how GEF interventions can be better positioned in these processes for mutual benefit. Agenda Presentations Fredrik Söderbaum - The Political Economy of Regionalism and International Waters Phera Ramoeli - Overview of the SADC Transboundary Water Management: River Basin Management Hashali... Read More


STAP Report to 45th Meeting of the GEF Council
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The chair of STAP -- Dr. Rosina Bierbaum will be giving her first presentation to the GEF Council at the 45th Meeting at 2 pm on November 6, Wednesday.

To find more information on this event, click here.

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STAP’s Participation at the UNCCD COP 11
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STAP led two side events at the 11th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), titled, “Global Environment Facility – Carbon Sequestration – A Valuable Global Benefit of Sustainable Land Management”; and, “The Global Environment Facility’s Carbon Benefits Project – new tools to measure carbon & the GEF’s experience applying the tools on 16th and 18th September 2013. To find more information on this event, click here. ... Read More


Agro-Ecosytem Resilience Workshop
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STAP will bring together diverse expertise on resilience theory, ecosystem sustainability, conceptual frameworks and models on agro-ecosystem resilience indicators, soil science, and extensive knowledge of the role of resilience of terrestrial ecosystems in global environmental outcomes, and sustaining livelihoods.... Read More


STAP Report to the Fifth GEF Assembly
STAP Report to the Fifth GEF Assembly

The STAP is pleased to release a report for the 5th GEF Assembly recently held in Cancun, titled Delivering Global Environmental Benefits for Sustainable Development.  For more information and to download the publication, click here.... Read More


The GEF CEO Forum on Innovation Partnership
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Expert perspectives were solicited to discuss how ICT can be applied to the work of the GEF.

For more information, click here.

... Read More


Sustainable Forest Management Workshop

Sustainable Forest Management Workshop was held in November 2010.... Read More


Climate Resilience

Climate Resilience workshop was held in November 2010.... Read More


Report to the Fourth GEF Assembly

For GEF-4, STAP has undergone major structural reform in order to undertake its new strategic role in advising on the scientific content of all focal area strategies, a new operational role in screening all proposals for Full Size Projects, and a continuing advisory role in providing guidance and outputs on topics requested by GEF agencies. Additionally, STAP has been active in a number of GEF-funded targeted research projects on issues important to the agencies such as developing a carbon tracking tool for project managers.... Read More


Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage

This Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel Report to the GEF Secretariat, was informed by a small expert group meeting, convened at the GEF Secretariat, during October 17-18 2007, to support the STAP in the development of its advice to the GEF Secretariat.... Read More


STAP Workshop On Small Island Developing States, Groundwater and Interlinkages

This Report indicates that these relationships are more evident and direct, that they have clearer and shorter feedback loops, and that they take on even more significance and urgency, in the context of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).... Read More


Liquid Biofuels in Transport

This report from STAP, while providing clear recommendations to the GEF, clearly demonstrates that the sustainable development and use of biofuels is only one part of a larger picture involving the need for much greater efficiencies in existing transport systems.... Read More


Report to the Third GEF Assembly

The report reflects STAP’s important advances in its scientific understanding of the environmental and technical issues that are directly relevant to the GEF. It also identifies emerging technologies, which could play a significant role in strengthening the effectiveness of GEF activities across the world.... Read More


STAP/UNESCO Workshop Managing the Subsurface Environment

The workshop recognized that Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) is integral to the management and sustainability of groundwater resources. Furthermore, the workshop acknowledged that MAR technologies can help address threats to groundwater (e.g. aquifer degradation due to salinization and seawater intrusion).... Read More


Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Production Landscapes

STAP’s response is presented in this volume, based on a workshop held in Cape Town, South Africa, in September 2004. The workshop brought together experts from around the globe to review the mainstreaming concept, and to develop principles and conditions for its effective application.... Read More


Strategic Options and Priorities in Groundwater Resources

The significance of groundwater is often insufficiently recognised in national economic development plans, and in the administration of water resources and environmental protection. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) was therefore asked by the GEF to provide an assessment of the state of knowledge on groundwater, which would identify the principal threats, and strategic issues.... Read More


Non-Combustion Technologies for the Destruction POPs Stockpiles

The GEF is seeking to destroy obsolete stockpiles of POPs. Contaminated soils around stocks are also a challenge in many countries.... Read More


Use of Bioindicators, Biomarkers and Analytical Methods for the Analysis of POP's in Developing Countries

The GEF asked the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) for a review of cost-effective and accurate methods available for determining the presence and levels of POPs in the environment in developing countries with special emphasis on the use of bioindicators and biomarkers.... Read More


STAP Meeting 2014
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For the Fall 2014 session, the STAP Open Meeting will be held on October 27, 2014... Read More


Expert Workshop: The Political Economy of Regionalism and International Waters

This Expert Workshop is designed to allow for a discussion on the extent and the manner in which regionalization processes influence GEF interventions and how GEF interventions can be better positioned in these processes for mutual benefit. Agenda Presentations Fredrik Söderbaum - The Political Economy of Regionalism and International Waters Phera Ramoeli - Overview of the SADC Transboundary Water Management: River Basin Management Hashali... Read More


STAP Meeting October 2013
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To find more information on this event, click here... Read More


STAP Meeting March 2013
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The meeting focused heavily on presenting an overview of the draft GEF 6 Focal Area Strategies as well as potential innovative technologies and approaches that might be incorporated into GEF programs and projects.... Read More


STAP Meeting September 2012
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The STAP successfully held its biannual meeting in Washington DC, which ran across three days of closed and open sessions (19-21 September, 2012). The meetings began with a one-day closed session on19th September, 2012, at which three new STAP Members were officially inducted into the STAP process... Read More


Previous STAP Meeting Dates and Venue Information

Date and venue information about all previous STAP meetings. Please contact us to learn more.... Read More


STAP’s Participation at the UNCCD COP 11
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STAP led two side events at the 11th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), titled, “Global Environment Facility – Carbon Sequestration – A Valuable Global Benefit of Sustainable Land Management”; and, “The Global Environment Facility’s Carbon Benefits Project – new tools to measure carbon & the GEF’s experience applying the tools on 16th and 18th September 2013. To find more information on this event, click here. ... Read More


Side Event on Climate Change and Biodiversity; Conservation and Adaptation at CBD COP 11

STAP of the Global Environment Facility hosted a side event on Climate Change and Biodiversity along with Conservation and Adaptation at the Convention on Biodiversity's Conference of the Parties (CBD COP 11) meeting in Hyderabad, India on October 17th.... Read More


Side Event CBD SBSTTA 16

In collaboration with the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity and other partners, STAP organized two side events at the 16th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the CBD in Montreal, Canada on May 2nd and 3rd 2012.... Read More


International Waters Indicator Review Workshop

This Workshop was co-organized by the GEF Secretariat and the Science Panel and held at UNESCO.... Read More


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