News from the Chair

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 02:08

I am pleased to announce two new publications that STAP has presented to the 51st Meeting of Council - Governance Challenges, Gaps and Management Opportunities in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) and Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation. We hope the culmination of these efforts will help to initiate a conversation on the GEF's unique role in the management of marine resources and resilience of ocean systems, as well as in adaptation to climate change - particularly how adaptation can be effectively blended with GEF investments in other domains. Policy briefs are now available on our website and the GEF website, and final reports will be available before the end of the...

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 04:39

This is an exciting and also very busy time for STAP. In May we participated in the UNEA-2 meeting in Nairobi, and we also launched our effort in preparing advice for the upcoming GEF Assembly in 2018. A key part of this exercise is the Global Commons initiative led by the GEF Secretariat. STAP is working closely with our GEF Secretariat colleagues in ensuring a strong conceptual framework and scientific basis for this analysis in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) are also partners in this effort.

We have also completed guidance papers on building the concept of resilience explicitly into GEF project planning, along with a proposed framework for assessing multi-focal area (MFA) projects coming into the GEF project pipeline. Both of these efforts have been based largely on our most recent...