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Title: Mainstreaming Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Production Practives of Small Producers to Protect the Biodiversity of High Value Conservation Forests in the Atlantic Forest, Yungas and ChacoArgentina, Argentina, Biodiversity, Consent
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Title: Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation and Sustenance of Ecosystem Services in Environmentally Sensitive AreasBiodiversity, Minor Revision Required, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
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Title: Strengthening the Financial and Operational Framework of the National PA System in Guinea - BissauBiodiversity, Consent, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
|STAP Screen - 5288||
Title: Implementing the Socio-Ecosystem Connectivity Approach to Conserve and Sustainable Use BiodiversityBiodiversity, Colombia, Colombia, Consent
|STAP Screen - 5171||
Title : Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program - Coral Triangle Initiative, Phase III (COREMAP- CTI III)Biodiversity, Indonesia, Indonesia, Minor Revision Required
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Title: Integrated Management of Wetland Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Water and Food Security in IndiaBiodiversity, India, India, Minor Revision Required
[O]n the occasion of the opening of the March 21-22, 2013 STAP Meeting, Washington DC, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Mr. Luc Gnacadja, gave a message by video where, inter alia, he welcomed the GEF 2020 vision and indicated that there is a need to look at Land and its services with greater value, and to recognize the huge global environment benefits to be gained by restoring the ecosystem services of lands. In and amongst several important messages to the meeting, he thanked the STAP for making a strong case for land protections in their crosscutting paper, which in turn has been presented as a background paper to the GEF replenishment process in support of the GEF 2020 vision and the overall GEF-6 strategic approach.
|Green Chemistry and Bio-based Chemicals Workshop||
[O]n March 19 2013, the GEF and the STAP co-organized a workshop to explore the technologies, business models, and the potential for future GEF projects and programs in the area of green chemistry and bio-based chemicals. “Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, and use.” (US EPA definition). Many of green chemistry developments utilize the principle of “cradle to cradle” and avoid waste generation “benign by design”. Green chemistry field is dynamic and accelerating area for innovation. Some of green chemistry developments, however, if commercialized and broadly adopted could have a significant potential in many industries reducing their environmental footprint. Among relevant categories of green chemistry applications are bio-based alternatives substituting fossil-based chemicals, environmentally sound approaches to water purification; biodegradable polymers including biodegradable plastics; environmentally friendly refrigerants; bio-based batteries; substitution of hazardous chemicals in consumer products including toys and electronics and many others.
More than 30 participants from the GEF family, the US government, academia, private sector, and NGOs attended the workshop. Participants discussed the benefits and challenges supporting green chemistry applications including in the GEF context. They largely agreed on several areas for potential future work in the GEF, including:
Agenda for the workshop can be downloaded here along with the presentations below.
1. Paul Anastas Director, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering
2. Mark Rossi Research Fellow at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Co-Chair
3. Stephen Gatto Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Myriant | Commercializing Bio-Based Chemicals
4. David Anton Chief Technology Officer, Codexis | Codexis Corporate Presentation to GEF
6. Heinz Leuenberger Director of the Environmental Management Branch, UNIDO | Green Industries
Prepared By: Margarita Dyubanova
Washington DC | 19 March 2013
News and Updates, Workshop
|Report to the Fourth GEF Assembly||
[F]or 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.
May 2010Advice to the GEF, GEF Assembly Documents, News and Updates