News from the Chair

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 20:47


STAP has been very busy over the last few months, working with the GEF Secretariat and agencies helping to build sound science into the GEF’s new Impact Programs (IPs) on Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration, and Sustainable Landscapes in drylands, and the Congo and Amazon basins.  Collectively the IPs will address key drivers of environmental degradation, and offer the potential to promote transformational change, thereby increasing the impact of GEF investments.

In addition to the IPs, the Panel screened other projects and programs, including e-mobility, the Global Wildlife Program, and chemicals and waste in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in what was the GEF’s biggest-ever work program – a total of almost $1billion.   

At the June meeting of the GEF Council, I also presented...