Environmental Certification and the Global Environment Facility

Sustainable certification (“eco-certification”) initiatives certify that commercial producers adhere to predefined environmental and social welfare production standards. Such initiatives are common in GEF-funded projects aimed at mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in production landscapes and seascapes. This advisory document summarizes the evidence base for the effectiveness of certification programs in generating global, national, regional and local environmental benefits. It also summarizes evidence related to the socioeconomic impacts on participants. It was reviewed by two external reviewers, STAP panel members and STAP Secretariat staff. Publication Date: September 2010 Authors: Allen Blackman and Jorge Rivera DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Appendix

September, 2010
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Allen Blackman and Jorge Rivera