[T]he Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) organized a workshop for the GEF on “Soil organic carbon for global benefits”. The meeting was held 10th – 12th September at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of the meeting was to scope what the GEF could do to deliver global environment benefits by focusing on the role of soils. In particular, the workshop discussed the following questions:
- How could the GEF support program development that would comprehensively focus on soils, ecosystem services, and water?
- What strategy would be appropriate for the GEF to deliver multiple benefits?
- Which ecosystems and agro-ecologies have the best scope to deliver multiple benefits and under what conditions?
These questions and the relevance of soils were discussed prominently in the context of the current, and future, GEF land degradation strategy.
The complete set of conclusions and recommendations will be developed fully in a technical report to be completed by November 2012. STAP will draw from the technical report to develop specific policy recommendations for the GEF on soil organic carbon. The GEF Secretariat will consider both documents for the development of the GEF – 6 land degradation strategy. Please refer below to the presentations to learn more about the workshop.
For further information about this workshop, please write to Guadalupe Duron.
Prepared By: Guadalupe Duron
Nairobi | 10-12 September, 2012
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