Meeting

IWC7 Roundtable: The Political Economy of Regionalism and International Waters

The Roundtable will connect the debate about the role of GEF and its projects within a regional political economy. The political economy of regions determines the behavior of individuals, markets and the public authority and is of importance for all GEF operations. The findings of the June 2013 GEF/STAP workshop held in Washington DC, hosted by the Organization of American States: ‘The Political Economy of Regionalism and International Waters’ will be presented and discussed. That workshop considered a draft Issues/Research Paper and representatives of regional organizations agreed that GEF should consider regional processes more systematically regarding project design baseline assessment, regional capacity building and principles for strengthening dialogue at regional level.

Goals and Program

Key Messages

Presentations

Jakob Granit – The Political Economy of Regionalism: The Relevance for Transboundary Waters and the Global Environment Facility

Robin Mahon – Facilitating Regional Governance Arrangements in the Wider Caribbean Region

Anya Thomas – A Single Space for Transactions in the Caribbean

Max Campos – OAS: Perspectives from a Multipurpose Regional Organization on the Environment and Overarching Goals Related to Peace Justice and Security

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CBD 19th Meeting of SBSTTA

STAP will host two side events during the CBD SBSTTA:

  1. Assessing the Resilience of Social/Ecological Systems
  2. Understanding and planning for socio-economic effects of protected areas. 
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49th GEF Council Meeting

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STAP Meeting

Open session of the bi-annual STAP Meeting.

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STAP Meeting - May 2017

The open session of the bi-annual STAP Meeting was held in the World Bank's Main Complex, 1818 H Street, NW, conference room, MC7-100, Washington, DC, and featured presentations and discussions on: the Science of Integrated Approaches, Socio-Economic Impacts of Protected Areas, and Climate Risk Screening.

 

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STAP Meeting - June 2018

The open session of the bi-annual STAP Meeting was held in connection with the 54th GEF Council and 6th GEF Assembly Meetings in Da Nang, Viet Nam.

The meeting was held in the Ariyana Ballroom 1A, Ariyana Convention Center, on the grounds of the Furama Resort. The open session featured the following list of  presentations, with discussions on: Climate Risk Screening, Environmental Security, Circular Economy, and Local Commons; Global Benefits. You may access these presentations below.

Agenda

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STAP Chair's Report at the GEF Agency Retreat, 1 April 2020

At a virtual retreat on 1 April, Rosina Bierbaum, the STAP Chair, made a presentation to the GEF agencies on how STAP and the GEF secretariat screen for climate risk in reviewing GEF projects.

This exemplified what STAP and the GEF secretariat look for in response to the four questions on climate risk in STAP's screening guidelines (June 2018):

  1. How will the project's objectives or outputs be affected by climate risks over, not just the implementation phase, but 2020 to 2050, and have the impact of these risks been addressed adequately?
  2. Has the sensitivity to climate change, and its impacts, been assessed?
  3. Have resilience practices and measures to address projected climate risks and impacts been considered? How will these be dealt with?
  4. What technical and institutional capacity, and information, will be needed to address climate risks and resilience enhancement measures?

Dr. Bierbaum's presentation, and the exemplified guidance are below.

GEF Agency Retreat: guidance on climate risk screening of GEF projects

How the GEF Secretariat and STAP Screen for Climate Risk

The exemplified guidance includes an annex which provides examples of climate-related risks in each GEF focal area.

See also: STAP's climate risk guidance (June 2019).

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