On 8 December, Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, Chair of STAP, reported on the Panel’s recent work for the Council.
Dr. Bierbaum summarized recent science indicating that nature can play a significant role in meeting near-term climate goals, reversing biodiversity loss, and enhancing food security simultaneously. “building back better” in response to COVID-19 can advance the agendas of several of the MEAs. The World Economic Forum conclude that half of global GDP depends on nature and nature should be incorporated into mainstream risk. In the recent very active hurricane season, both rapid intensification and slower dissipation of windspeed are likely linked to climate change.
STAP’s initial perspective on GEF-8 replenishment was outlined, suggesting a three-pronged strategy. First, ensure that GEF projects are efficient,... Read More