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Volume 192 Number 7 - Tuesday, 27 May 2014
46TH GEF COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Monday, 26 May 2014

On Monday morning, participants convened in plenary to consider the Work Program, report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel, the Work Program and budget of the GEF Independent Evaluation office and the report of the second professional peer review of the GEF evaluation function and management response. In the afternoon, participants addressed the GEF business plan and FY15 corporate budget, the GEF Small Grants Programme's: implementation arrangements for GEF-6, relations with the conventions and other international institutions and an update on the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund.

WORK PROGRAM

Robert van den Berg, GEF Secretariat, introduced the agenda item (GEF/C.46/06), Work Program, noting the program includes the last set of full-sized project concepts and a programmatic approach bringing to a conclusion the work of GEF-5. 

Several Council members indicated they would provide technical comments on specific projects. Others noted the importance for governments, in particular economic ministries, to be involved early in the project review cycle and called for GEF to achieve higher visibility in relation to projects. An upper middle-income Council member noted its increased GEF contribution and called for stronger engagement with financial markets.

Ishii welcomed the comments and noted all partners should work to increase GEF's visibility. The Council adopted the draft decision subject to minor amendments to reflect the discussion.

REPORT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY PANEL

Rosina Bierbaum, Chair, Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), introduced the agenda item (GEF/STAP/C.46/Inf.01), Report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Advisory Panel. She highlighted the STAP's recent work, including several publications, and outlined STAP's forward agenda. She noted STAP would focus on: improving knowledge flows to and from the STAP; enhancing scientific contributions to the GEF's work, including the social sciences' analysis of relevant sustainable development issues; and prioritizing where STAP's efforts should be targeted, given workloads are increasing. She also suggested STAP can assist GEF with implementing its 2020 strategic direction, including integrated approaches and enhancing climate resilience, and offered to work with the Secretariat to establish criteria for future STAP work agendas. 

In the ensuing discussion, Council members welcomed the prospect of STAP contributing to GEF's strategic direction and particularly its potential involvement in integrated approach programs. Some members said GEF should take a cautious approach to streamlining project assessment work, noting the very diverse nature of GEF projects would make that difficult. Other members suggested more resources be provided for STAP to enable it to manage an increasing workload. Some members welcomed STAP potentially working on sustainable development dimensions but others warned that GEF's focus on environmental issues needed to remain paramount.

Bierbaum responded to comments, including by noting that environment was central to their proposed work on sustainable development.

Ishii undertook to retain the critical connection between the GEF's work and scientific analysis. She committed the Secretariat to coordinating closely with STAP and the Council on how STAP could most effectively prioritize its work program.

WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET OF THE GEF INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OFFICE (IEO)

Van den Berg introduced the item (GEF/ME/C.46/01/Rev.01), Work Program and Budget of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). He highlighted required activities, including the need to: appoint a new director for the 2015 fiscal year; update monitoring and evaluation policies for the GEF-6 period; prepare a four-year work program and budget for GEF-6; and arrange a follow up to the overall performance study (OPS5). 

He explained that initially the OPS focused on operational and performance issues but had evolved into comprehensive evaluations that range from impact evidence to performance and organizational issues. He outlined a proposal to continue numbering the OPS but change the name. From the OPS5 the GEF would proceed to the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (CEG6). He said lower costs for OPS5 had been realized by integrating evidence from regular evaluations into OPS5.

One Council member expressed appreciation for van den Berg's work. Another Council member proposed suspending approval of the budget until discussion on the following peer review had been concluded.

REPORT OF THE SECOND PROFESSIONAL PEER REVIEW OF THE GEF EVALUATION FUNCTION AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSE

Mary Chinery-Hesse, Ghana, presented the item (GEF/ME/C.46/06), Second GEF Evaluation Office Peer Review, observing that the IEO had performed very well over the past ten years. She identified several areas requiring attention, including the need for the IEO to bring the learning dimension of evaluations up to par with the accountability dimension. She said the GEF Secretariat and GEF Agencies had benefited less in terms of learning and pointed out that there is still work to be done to enhance evaluation's utility. 

Chinery-Hesse identified stakeholder engagement as an area of weakness. She highlighted the need to align IEO activities to the needs and priorities of stakeholders. Going forward, she underscored "relevance" and "timeliness" as key words for the future and recommended that the IEO engage more meaningfully with the GEF Secretariat and GEF agencies to ensure final products are timely and owned by the GEF network. She said the GEF council should hold more strategic discussions on the IEO work program.

Van den Berg presented The Management Response to the Report of the Second Professional Peer Review of the GEF Evaluation Function, thanking the IEO team for their work. He acknowledged that the issue of utility was difficult to address but partners had been successfully engaged with learning coalitions and looked forward to working with the GEF Secretariat on country portfolio studies.

In the ensuing discussion, one Council member called for developing IT solutions to enhance the evaluation of annual performance reports in order to reduce time pressures. On closing the learning loop, another Council member noted that evaluations are only valuable if the lessons are absorbed by the institution. Another Council member added that the GEF Council and the GEF Secretariat should be engaged in priority-setting noting that the GEF Secretariat tended to view evaluations as something that "had to be done" and not something that they wanted to do. The GEF Council adopted decisions on the work program and budget for the GEF IEO and the peer review of the GEF evaluation function.

GEF BUSINESS PLAN AND FY15 CORPORATE BUDGET

Peter Lallas, GEF Secretariat, introduced the item (GEF/C.46/08/Rev.01), GEF Business Plan and FY15 Corporate Budget. He provided an overview of budget allocation for the fiscal year of 2015 (FY15), the first year of the GEF sixth replenishment (GEF-6) period corresponding to July 2014 – June 2018.

During the discussion, several Council members expressed satisfaction with the future work plan and welcomed the increased funds for STAP. Some requested clarification on the intended use of increased resources at the Secretariat, while others inquired about the functioning of integrated approaches under GEF-6. Peter Lallas responded that new resources will be used mainly for staff capacity-building, recruitments, and for improving knowledge management and communication activities. 

The GEF Secretariat, noted that decisions on integrated approaches will be brought to the Council for future deliberation. Council members adopted the decision on the GEF Business Plan and FY15 Corporate Budget, which takes note of the business plan and approves a FY15 corporate budget from the GEF Trust Fund of $24.668 million. In addition, the Council approved a total FY15 administrative budget for the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) of $49,600.

GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME: IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR GEF-6

William Ehlers, GEF Secretariat, introduced the item (GEF/C.46/13) Implementation Arrangements for GEF-6, Small Grants Programme (SGP). He noted that, for GEF-6, SGP country programmes will be able to select from a set of four multi-focal strategic initiatives, including: Community Landscape and Seascape Conservation, Climate Smart Innovative Agro-ecology, Low Carbon Energy Access Co-benefits and Local to Global Chemical Management Coalitions.

During discussions, many Council members expressed satisfaction with the results of SGP, notably in the improvement of livelihoods. Another highlighted the importance of SGPs in post-conflict countries, while cautioning against the risks of mandatory co-financing rates in vulnerable countries. A Council member requested more information on how SGPs could be further channelled to LDCs and SIDS. Noting some cases of "unhealthy competition" for resources during GEF-5, the Secretariat highlighted that countries that have up to $15 million have no obligation to designate SGPs allocation and it is the better resourced countries under the STAR that will contribute to the SGPs. CSO-Network acknowledged the effectiveness of the SGP in building CSO capacity, but raised concerns about a potential paradox between the GEF2020 strategic goals regarding CSOs the reduced resources for this purpose compared to GEF-5. The Council adopted document (GEF/C.46/13) GEF Small Grants Programme: Implementation Arrangements for GEF-6, which approves the proposed implementation arrangements for country programs of the Small Grants Programme.

RELATIONS WITH THE CONVENTIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

On (GEF/C.46/03), Relations with the Conventions and Other International Institutions, Kerstin Stendahl, Executive Secretary, ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, emphasized that cooperation and coordination among the relevant Conventions and the GEF is vital for efficiently addressing the growing complexity of sustainable development issues.

One Council member requested further information on the status of the Stockholm and Minamata Conventions with respect to the Joint Development Plan. Another Council member suggested that future reports on this issue could focus, for example, on how GEF is planning to coordinate activities with each of the relevant Conventions in the future, as well as on key GEF-related issues during the Conference of the Parties (COPs). Some members noted the importance of "being in tune with the future," raising concerns over the relationship between the GEF and the recently created UNFCCC Green Climate Fund with respect to the changing spectrum of climate finance. Ishii acknowleged growing competition on climate finance and underscored that the GEF2020 tries to foster complementarities among global sustainable development mechanisms. The Council adopted the decision, which welcomes the Secretariat's report and requests the GEF network to continue supporting recipient countries to implement the guidance and national priorities in their GEF programming and activities.

UPDATE ON THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION FUND

Gustavo Fonseca, GEF Secretariat, introduced the item (GEF/C.46/12), Update on the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF).He explained that the NPIF was established to promote the early entry into force and effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. He said no new activities under the NPIF would be approved beyond 30 June 2014, as such activities would be funded by the GEF Trust Fund under GEF-6.

One Council member supported by others, noted that the decision was loosely drafted and ventured beyond what was required. She proposed alternative language taking note of good progress made by the GEF Secretariat in managing the NPIF and deciding that currently funded NPIF actvities should be able to continue while funding lasted but no later than December 31, 2020. The Council agreed to this proposed approach. 

The GEF Bulletin is a publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) <info@iisd.ca>, publishers of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin © <enb@iisd.org>. This issue was written and edited by Asheline Appleton, Nicole de Paula Domingos, and Richard de Ferranti. The Digital Editor is Diego Noguera. The Editor is Brett Wertz <brett@iisd.org>. The Director of IISD Reporting Services is Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI <kimo@iisd.org>. Funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the GEF. IISD can be contacted at 161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y4, Canada; tel: +1-204-958-7700; fax: +1-204-958-7710. The opinions expressed in the Bulletin are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of IISD. Excerpts from the Bulletin may be used in other publications with appropriate academic citation. Electronic versions of the Bulletin are sent to e-mail distribution lists (in HTML and PDF format) and can be found on the Linkages WWW-server at <http://www.iisd.ca/>. For information on the Bulletin, including requests to provide reporting services, contact the Director of IISD Reporting Services at <kimo@iisd.org>, +1-646-536-7556 or 300 East 56th St., 11D, New York, New York 10022, USA. The IISD Team at the Forty-sixth meeting of the GEF Council can be contacted by e-mail at <asheline@iisd.org>.




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Volume 192 Number 7 - Tuesday, 27 May 2014
46TH GEF COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Monday, 26 May 2014

On Monday morning, participants convened in plenary to consider the Work Program, report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel, the Work Program and budget of the GEF Independent Evaluation office and the report of the second professional peer review of the GEF evaluation function and management response. In the afternoon, participants addressed the GEF business plan and FY15 corporate budget, the GEF Small Grants Programme's: implementation arrangements for GEF-6, relations with the conventions and other international institutions and an update on the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund.

WORK PROGRAM

Robert van den Berg, GEF Secretariat, introduced the agenda item (GEF/C.46/06), Work Program, noting the program includes the last set of full-sized project concepts and a programmatic approach bringing to a conclusion the work of GEF-5. 

Several Council members indicated they would provide technical comments on specific projects. Others noted the importance for governments, in particular economic ministries, to be involved early in the project review cycle and called for GEF to achieve higher visibility in relation to projects. An upper middle-income Council member noted its increased GEF contribution and called for stronger engagement with financial markets.

Ishii welcomed the comments and noted all partners should work to increase GEF's visibility. The Council adopted the draft decision subject to minor amendments to reflect the discussion.

REPORT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY PANEL

Rosina Bierbaum, Chair, Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), introduced the agenda item (GEF/STAP/C.46/Inf.01), Report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Advisory Panel. She highlighted the STAP's recent work, including several publications, and outlined STAP's forward agenda. She noted STAP would focus on: improving knowledge flows to and from the STAP; enhancing scientific contributions to the GEF's work, including the social sciences' analysis of relevant sustainable development issues; and prioritizing where STAP's efforts should be targeted, given workloads are increasing. She also suggested STAP can assist GEF with implementing its 2020 strategic direction, including integrated approaches and enhancing climate resilience, and offered to work with the Secretariat to establish criteria for future STAP work agendas. 

In the ensuing discussion, Council members welcomed the prospect of STAP contributing to GEF's strategic direction and particularly its potential involvement in integrated approach programs. Some members said GEF should take a cautious approach to streamlining project assessment work, noting the very diverse nature of GEF projects would make that difficult. Other members suggested more resources be provided for STAP to enable it to manage an increasing workload. Some members welcomed STAP potentially working on sustainable development dimensions but others warned that GEF's focus on environmental issues needed to remain paramount.

Bierbaum responded to comments, including by noting that environment was central to their proposed work on sustainable development.

Ishii undertook to retain the critical connection between the GEF's work and scientific analysis. She committed the Secretariat to coordinating closely with STAP and the Council on how STAP could most effectively prioritize its work program.

WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET OF THE GEF INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OFFICE (IEO)

Van den Berg introduced the item (GEF/ME/C.46/01/Rev.01), Work Program and Budget of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). He highlighted required activities, including the need to: appoint a new director for the 2015 fiscal year; update monitoring and evaluation policies for the GEF-6 period; prepare a four-year work program and budget for GEF-6; and arrange a follow up to the overall performance study (OPS5). 

He explained that initially the OPS focused on operational and performance issues but had evolved into comprehensive evaluations that range from impact evidence to performance and organizational issues. He outlined a proposal to continue numbering the OPS but change the name. From the OPS5 the GEF would proceed to the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (CEG6). He said lower costs for OPS5 had been realized by integrating evidence from regular evaluations into OPS5.

One Council member expressed appreciation for van den Berg's work. Another Council member proposed suspending approval of the budget until discussion on the following peer review had been concluded.

REPORT OF THE SECOND PROFESSIONAL PEER REVIEW OF THE GEF EVALUATION FUNCTION AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSE

Mary Chinery-Hesse, Ghana, presented the item (GEF/ME/C.46/06), Second GEF Evaluation Office Peer Review, observing that the IEO had performed very well over the past ten years. She identified several areas requiring attention, including the need for the IEO to bring the learning dimension of evaluations up to par with the accountability dimension. She said the GEF Secretariat and GEF Agencies had benefited less in terms of learning and pointed out that there is still work to be done to enhance evaluation's utility. 

Chinery-Hesse identified stakeholder engagement as an area of weakness. She highlighted the need to align IEO activities to the needs and priorities of stakeholders. Going forward, she underscored "relevance" and "timeliness" as key words for the future and recommended that the IEO engage more meaningfully with the GEF Secretariat and GEF agencies to ensure final products are timely and owned by the GEF network. She said the GEF council should hold more strategic discussions on the IEO work program.

Van den Berg presented The Management Response to the Report of the Second Professional Peer Review of the GEF Evaluation Function, thanking the IEO team for their work. He acknowledged that the issue of utility was difficult to address but partners had been successfully engaged with learning coalitions and looked forward to working with the GEF Secretariat on country portfolio studies.

In the ensuing discussion, one Council member called for developing IT solutions to enhance the evaluation of annual performance reports in order to reduce time pressures. On closing the learning loop, another Council member noted that evaluations are only valuable if the lessons are absorbed by the institution. Another Council member added that the GEF Council and the GEF Secretariat should be engaged in priority-setting noting that the GEF Secretariat tended to view evaluations as something that "had to be done" and not something that they wanted to do. The GEF Council adopted decisions on the work program and budget for the GEF IEO and the peer review of the GEF evaluation function.

GEF BUSINESS PLAN AND FY15 CORPORATE BUDGET

Peter Lallas, GEF Secretariat, introduced the item (GEF/C.46/08/Rev.01), GEF Business Plan and FY15 Corporate Budget. He provided an overview of budget allocation for the fiscal year of 2015 (FY15), the first year of the GEF sixth replenishment (GEF-6) period corresponding to July 2014 – June 2018.

During the discussion, several Council members expressed satisfaction with the future work plan and welcomed the increased funds for STAP. Some requested clarification on the intended use of increased resources at the Secretariat, while others inquired about the functioning of integrated approaches under GEF-6. Peter Lallas responded that new resources will be used mainly for staff capacity-building, recruitments, and for improving knowledge management and communication activities. 

The GEF Secretariat, noted that decisions on integrated approaches will be brought to the Council for future deliberation. Council members adopted the decision on the GEF Business Plan and FY15 Corporate Budget, which takes note of the business plan and approves a FY15 corporate budget from the GEF Trust Fund of $24.668 million. In addition, the Council approved a total FY15 administrative budget for the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) of $49,600.

GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME: IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR GEF-6

William Ehlers, GEF Secretariat, introduced the item (GEF/C.46/13) Implementation Arrangements for GEF-6, Small Grants Programme (SGP). He noted that, for GEF-6, SGP country programmes will be able to select from a set of four multi-focal strategic initiatives, including: Community Landscape and Seascape Conservation, Climate Smart Innovative Agro-ecology, Low Carbon Energy Access Co-benefits and Local to Global Chemical Management Coalitions.

During discussions, many Council members expressed satisfaction with the results of SGP, notably in the improvement of livelihoods. Another highlighted the importance of SGPs in post-conflict countries, while cautioning against the risks of mandatory co-financing rates in vulnerable countries. A Council member requested more information on how SGPs could be further channelled to LDCs and SIDS. Noting some cases of "unhealthy competition" for resources during GEF-5, the Secretariat highlighted that countries that have up to $15 million have no obligation to designate SGPs allocation and it is the better resourced countries under the STAR that will contribute to the SGPs. CSO-Network acknowledged the effectiveness of the SGP in building CSO capacity, but raised concerns about a potential paradox between the GEF2020 strategic goals regarding CSOs the reduced resources for this purpose compared to GEF-5. The Council adopted document (GEF/C.46/13) GEF Small Grants Programme: Implementation Arrangements for GEF-6, which approves the proposed implementation arrangements for country programs of the Small Grants Programme.

RELATIONS WITH THE CONVENTIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

On (GEF/C.46/03), Relations with the Conventions and Other International Institutions, Kerstin Stendahl, Executive Secretary, ad interim of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, emphasized that cooperation and coordination among the relevant Conventions and the GEF is vital for efficiently addressing the growing complexity of sustainable development issues.

One Council member requested further information on the status of the Stockholm and Minamata Conventions with respect to the Joint Development Plan. Another Council member suggested that future reports on this issue could focus, for example, on how GEF is planning to coordinate activities with each of the relevant Conventions in the future, as well as on key GEF-related issues during the Conference of the Parties (COPs). Some members noted the importance of "being in tune with the future," raising concerns over the relationship between the GEF and the recently created UNFCCC Green Climate Fund with respect to the changing spectrum of climate finance. Ishii acknowleged growing competition on climate finance and underscored that the GEF2020 tries to foster complementarities among global sustainable development mechanisms. The Council adopted the decision, which welcomes the Secretariat's report and requests the GEF network to continue supporting recipient countries to implement the guidance and national priorities in their GEF programming and activities.

UPDATE ON THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION FUND

Gustavo Fonseca, GEF Secretariat, introduced the item (GEF/C.46/12), Update on the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF).He explained that the NPIF was established to promote the early entry into force and effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. He said no new activities under the NPIF would be approved beyond 30 June 2014, as such activities would be funded by the GEF Trust Fund under GEF-6.

One Council member supported by others, noted that the decision was loosely drafted and ventured beyond what was required. She proposed alternative language taking note of good progress made by the GEF Secretariat in managing the NPIF and deciding that currently funded NPIF actvities should be able to continue while funding lasted but no later than December 31, 2020. The Council agreed to this proposed approach. 

The GEF Bulletin is a publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) <info@iisd.ca>, publishers of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin © <enb@iisd.org>. This issue was written and edited by Asheline Appleton, Nicole de Paula Domingos, and Richard de Ferranti. The Digital Editor is Diego Noguera. The Editor is Brett Wertz <brett@iisd.org>. The Director of IISD Reporting Services is Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI <kimo@iisd.org>. Funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the GEF. IISD can be contacted at 161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y4, Canada; tel: +1-204-958-7700; fax: +1-204-958-7710. The opinions expressed in the Bulletin are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of IISD. Excerpts from the Bulletin may be used in other publications with appropriate academic citation. Electronic versions of the Bulletin are sent to e-mail distribution lists (in HTML and PDF format) and can be found on the Linkages WWW-server at <http://www.iisd.ca/>. For information on the Bulletin, including requests to provide reporting services, contact the Director of IISD Reporting Services at <kimo@iisd.org>, +1-646-536-7556 or 300 East 56th St., 11D, New York, New York 10022, USA. The IISD Team at the Forty-sixth meeting of the GEF Council can be contacted by e-mail at <asheline@iisd.org>.




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FORESTS-L Digest for Monday, May 26, 2014.

1. T20Q: Have your say in the Top 20 Questions for Forestry and Landscapes management
2. IISD Video from #GEF5Assembly: Taking Deforestation Out of Commodity Supply Chains

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Dear colleagues,

T20Q, the Top 20 Questions for Forestry and Landscapes, is a global project enabling you to have your say about issues of importance for forestry and landscape research & policy.

Our survey (available in English, Spanish and French) is open from now until early October 2014, and we invite you and your colleagues to participate.

Please visit: http://forestryevidence.com/t20q/home


T20Q is a collaborative project within the Evidence-Based Forestry Initiative, led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and its partners.  Learn more at http://www.cifor.org/ebf/


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http://www.iisd.ca/videos/gef/council46/taking-deforestation-out-of-commodity-supply-chains/

 

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WATER-L Digest for Monday, May 26, 2014.

1. >>> FAO-Water updates - May 2014<<<
2. First Africa Water Week Business Forum takes place this Thursday, May 29th

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Adapting to climate change through land and water management in Eastern Africa: New report highlights results of pilot projects in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania

This new FAO Land and Water publication outlines work done by the FAO Water project on Climate change adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa and describes a series of pilot activities that successfully contributed to enhanced resilience of farming communities and offer substantial opportunities for up scaling. This experience shows that a boost in investment is needed to ensure a more sustainable and resilient management of an already declining resource base. 

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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: New concept note outlines FAO approach for International conference in Bonn

FAO officers participated in the conference "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Synergies and Tradeoffs: Governance and Tools at various Scales" on 19-20 May, 2014 in Bonn, Germany. This new concept note outlines the FAO approach to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS): Steering and Scientific Committee Meeting 


The GIAHS Initiative promotes public understanding, awareness, national and international recognition of Agricultural Heritage systems. The focus of this meeting at FAO HQ in Rome was to consider a possible way forward of GIAHS in a transitional phase through discussions with partners and member countries, the Scientific Committee and Steering Committee members.


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Photos from the meeting >>

 

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Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 09:33:52 +0000
Subject: First Africa Water Week Business Forum takes place this Thursday, May 29th

Dear colleagues,

The WBCSD, together with the African Ministers' Council on Water and the African Union Commission, will convene the first edition of the Africa Water Week Business Forum in Dakar, Senegal, on May 29th.

The forum will focus on business solutions to address water challenges in the African continent within the post-2015 development framework, and on partnerships necessary to scale them up. Two main streams will be in the spotlight:

  • Scaling-up existing partnerships for reducing shared water risks at the watershed level; and
  • Water efficiency in agriculture in a context of climate change and growing water demand in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The business community showed a harmonized position vis-à-vis the post-2015 development agenda at the Budapest Water Summit, stating that "businesses must drive sustainable solutions at scale while linking development goals to core business interests, identifying and managing their impact and collaborating with governments and civil society" (Budapest Water Statement, 2013). The Business Forum is an opportunity to further explore these business solutions in the context of the African continent, with increased and efficient collaboration at their core. With water being placed among the top 3 global risks of greatest concern by the World Economic Forum 2014 Global Risk Report, businesses are developing new models of partnerships to find solutions to the sustainable water stewardship challenge. Given the African context, where as much as 85% of all water withdrawals for economic activity goes to agriculture, business solutions to increase water use efficiency across key points of the agricultural value chain will be given particular prominence during the discussions.

The agenda of the Business Forum can be downloaded here. For more information please contact Marie Le Texier, WBCSD water, at texier@wbcsd.org.

With kind regards,
Tatiana.

 

 

 

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From: Irini Roumboglou <iroumboglou@unfccc.int>
Date: 22 May 2014 14:50
Subject: Engaging Africa in the global carbon markets: 6th Africa Carbon Forum in Windhoek, Namibia
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Dear Climate L readers,

The sixth Africa Carbon Forum will take place in Windhoek, Republic of Namibia, on 2-4 July 2014 to support Africa's participation in global carbon markets and catalyze green investment opportunities.

This year's forum is an opportunity for participants to learn about the present and future of carbon markets, sources of climate finance, international climate change negotiations, examples of low-carbon development strategies, and the opportunities to use carbon credits generated by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) more easily for voluntary purposes, in addition to their use in compliance markets.

The forum is jointly organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) along with the UNEP Risoe Centre (URC), the World Bank (WB), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).

Participants will learn from experts in the public and private sectors about the developments around Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), New Market Mechanisms (NMMs) and the Framework for Various Approaches (FVA).

Emphasis will also be placed on the programmatic approach, i.e. PoAs, which is particularly suited to small or micro-scale projects that are common in Africa. Under PoA, similar projects can be integrated under one 'programme umbrella' reducing transaction costs and making the mechanism more attractive and accessible to least developed countries. Of the 252 PoAs registered globally, an impressive 78 are in Africa, representing more than 30 per cent of existing PoAs.

The Africa Carbon Forum 2014 builds on the success of last year's forum in Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire, which brought together more than 700 policy-makers, project developers and investors from five continents. It provided an opportunity to exchange views, share knowledge and learn more about the latest international and national policies and operational issues related to carbon markets.

The forum is organized under the umbrella of the Nairobi Framework, which was launched in 2006 by then Secretary-General Kofi Annan with the aim to assist developing countries, especially those in sub-Sahara Africa, to improve their level of participation in the CDM.

Kind regards,
Irini Roumboglou
UNFCCC Communications Officer
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LAND-L Digest for Thursday, May 22, 2014.

1. Land Update - 22 May 2014 - Land Policy & Practice
2. @IISDRS Coverage of the World Mountain Forum #WMF 2014

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  Land Update - Land Policy & Practice
A compilation of items recently posted to the Land Policy & Practice knowledgebase
Latest News - 22 May 2014
FLEUVE Pursues SLM Finance in Five African Countries
Read More: FLEUVE Pursues SLM Finance in Five African Countries
21_May_2014: The Local Environmental Coalition for a Green Union (FLEUVE) has held its First Consultative Stakeholder meeting, where project partners assessed the initiative's progress and discussed opportunities for planning and financing sustainable land development (SLM) in five African countries. continued...
 
WBCSD Releases Water-Energy-Food Nexus Report
Read More: WBCSD Releases Water-Energy-Food Nexus Report
May_2014:_The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched a report, titled 'Water, Food and Energy Nexus Challenges,' which indicates that increasing demand for agricultural products will strain land, water, energy and other resources, as well as contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. continued...
 
WorldFish Highlights CGIAR Work on Climate, Agriculture and Food Security
Read More: WorldFish Highlights CGIAR Work on Climate, Agriculture and Food Security
May_2014:_WorldFish has released a factsheet on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The factsheet describes the challenges climate change poses to agriculture and food security and how the CCAFS Program works to address interactions, synergies and trade-offs among climate change, agriculture and food security through four themes. continued...
 
ILC Calls for Submissions for 2015 Award
Read More: ILC Calls for Submissions for 2015 Award
May_2014:_The International Land Coalition (ILC) has announced a call for submissions for the 2015 ILC Award for outstanding work towards people-centered land governance and secure land rights for men and women living in poverty. All ILC members are welcome to forward submissions to the ILC Secretariat based on their most emblematic success story or stories over the last decade. continued...
 
ICARDA Implements Decentralized Research for Development Strategy
Read More: ICARDA Implements Decentralized Research for Development Strategy
May_2014:_The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has implemented a decentralized research for development strategy that builds on ICARDA's partnerships with national agricultural systems in dry areas. ICARDA's program now works through research platforms in Ethiopia, India and Morocco and thematic research sites in Egypt, Sudan and Turkey, each of which focuses on specific agro-ecosystems and livelihood-related priorities. ICARDA also continues its research and services in Jordan and Lebanon. continued...
 
GEF Announces Program to Enhance Food Security and Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
Read More: GEF Announces Program to Enhance Food Security and Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
15_May_2014: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has launched a US$120 million program meant to enhance food security in sub-Saharan Africa through scaling-up practices for improved crop and livestock productivity, and increased production system resilience. continued...
 
IFPRI Conference Highlights Role of Resilience in Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security
Read More: IFPRI Conference Highlights Role of Resilience in Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security
18_May_2014: At the 'Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security' conference organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), its 2020 Vision Initiative and partners, participants called for the inclusion of a goal to eliminate hunger by 2025 in the post-2015 development agenda.  continued...
 
OHRLLS Retreat Agrees on Key Challenges, Priorities for LLDCs
Read More: OHRLLS Retreat Agrees on Key Challenges, Priorities for LLDCs
10_May_2014: Participants at the Retreat of Ambassadors in preparation for the Second UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) called for additional action to fully address the special needs and problems of LLDCs, despite considerable progress in implementing the Almaty Programme of Action (APoA). The retreat discussed challenges facing LLDCs and future priorities for action, and worked toward agreement on a draft outcome document for the Second UN Conference on LLDCs (LLDC2). continued...
 
IFPRI Paper Analyzes Land Tenure in Nigeria
Read More: IFPRI Paper Analyzes Land Tenure in Nigeria
May_2014:_The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a working paper, titled 'Tenure Security and Demand for Land Tenure Regularization in Nigeria: Empirical Evidence from Ondo and Kano States.' The paper describes research on customary or statutory legal provisions on household land rights and how these rights are acquired, enforced or lost across generations. continued...
 
Andean Countries Support Regional Mechanism for Sustainable Mountain Development
Read More: Andean Countries Support Regional Mechanism for Sustainable Mountain Development
14_May_2014: Government officials from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia expressed support for a regional mechanism to address the sustainable development of the Andean mountains at a meeting organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) and the Argentinean Mountain Committee. Participants agreed to define the mechanism's structure, governance, objectives and workplan and ensure its operation as soon as possible. continued...
 
ICRAF Partners for Agroforestry in Africa and Asia
Read More: ICRAF Partners for Agroforestry in Africa and Asia
14_May_2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has announced a national partnership in Indonesia and a regional partnership in Africa. The partnerships aim to, respectively, provide farmers and communities with access to ICRAF research and support the implementation of climate-smart agriculture.  continued...
 
ECLAC Proposes Compacts for Equality and Sustainable Development
Read More: ECLAC Proposes Compacts for Equality and Sustainable Development
5_May_2014: The Secretariat of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) proposed to the biennial session of the Commission six "social compacts" on equality and development covering fiscal policy, investment, industrial policy, inclusive financing, labor reform, public services, environmental sustainability and natural resource governance.  continued...
 
Meteorological Institutions and Farmers Use Climate Information Produced Via CCAFS Tools
Read More: Meteorological Institutions and Farmers Use Climate Information Produced Via CCAFS Tools
May_2014:_The national meteorological services of ten African countries have collected historic data and monitored climate and weather information using participatory tools and approaches developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). These tools have helped deliver climate information at a small enough scale for smallholder farmers to use in agricultural planning. continued...
 
Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure Governance Newsletter Highlights Work on Land and Gender
Read More: Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure Governance Newsletter Highlights Work on Land and Gender
May_2014:_In its 'Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure Governance Initiative Newsletter,' the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) features a FAO and World Bank collaboration to streamline the Guidelines' gender equality principles into Bank-financed land administration projects in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. continued...
 
FAO Paper Discusses Family Farming in Angola
Read More: FAO Paper Discusses Family Farming in Angola
April_2014: Secure land access and sustainable natural resources management remains a challenge in Angola, according to a working paper published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's (FAO) Land and Water Division (NRL). FAO released the paper, which provides an overview of Angola's family farming sector, within the context of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). continued...
 
CIFOR Launches T20Q to Identify Research Priorities
Read More: CIFOR Launches T20Q to Identify Research Priorities
5_May_2014: On the occasion of the Forests Asia Summit, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) launched 'T20Q,' also known as "top twenty questions for forestry and landscapes." The first phase of T20Q will run until October 2014 with the objective of gathering views and opinions on research priorities in forests and landscapes. continued...
 
Land Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Seventh Executive Forest Policy Course: People, Land Use and Forestry in the Pacific – Policy Challenges in the 21st Century Nadi, Western, Fiji 12 May - 23 May
E-Consultation on Combating Soil Salinization in Eurasia virtual 12 May - 30 May
World Mountain Forum 2014 Cusco, Peru 23 May - 24 May
46th GEF Council Meeting and GEF Assembly Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 25 May - 30 May
Ecosystems, Economy and Society: How Large-scale Restoration Can Stimulate Sustainable Development Washington D.C., US 29 May - 30 May
World Environment Day 2014 worldwide 5 Jun
20th World Congress of Soil Science Jeju City, Jeju (Cheju-Do), Republic of Korea 8 Jun - 13 Jun
Workshop on Cooperation and Coordination among the Biodiversity-Related Conventions Prior to WGRI-5 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 15 Jun
12th Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs New York City, US 16 Jun - 20 Jun
CBD WGRI 5 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 16 Jun - 20 Jun
2014 World Day to Combat Desertification worldwide 17 Jun
European Commission Conference on 'Land as a Resource' Brussels, Belgium 19 Jun
22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry Rome, Lazio, Italy 23 Jun - 27 Jun
UN Environmental Assembly of UNEP Nairobi, Kenya 23 Jun - 27 Jun
CBD SBSTTA 18 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 23 Jun - 28 Jun
 
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From: Langston James Goree VI <kimo@iisd.org>
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Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 18:32:42 +0000
Subject: @IISDRS Coverage of the World Mountain Forum #WMF 2014

World Mountain Forum (WMF)

23-24 May 2014 | Cusco, Peru

 http://www.iisd.ca/mountain/wmf/2014

 


The World Mountain Forum (WMF), scheduled to take place from 23-24 May 2014 in Cusco, Peru, will provide a platform to promote sustainable mountain development. The Forum is a collaborative effort of several partners including, among others, the Mountain Partnership, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) the Ministry of the Environment of Peru, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The WMF aims to bring together sustainable mountain development stakeholders from around the world, to promote collaborative action and foster political dialogue, with an overall goal of articulating concrete actions and plans for concerted efforts to address the plight of these fragile ecosystems. 

 

The Forum will convene sessions and presentations on five key topics: family farming; water and food security; climate change; mountain cities; and mountain communities. Through these discussions, WMF 2014 will showcase and discuss available local, regional and global experience in mountain development, and identify opportunities and challenges for global sustainable mountain development. 

 

WMF 2014 is expected to produce outcomes that will feed into other relevant global initiatives and events, such as the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) and the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process. The Forum will also provide the opportunity for mountain countries to discuss how to ensure mountains are adequately incorporated into climate negotiations at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, in December 2014. 

 

IISD RS will produce daily web coverage and a summary from the two-day Forum. Kindly return to this site on Saturday, 24 May 2014, for more information.

 

Funding for coverage of this meeting is provided by Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN)

 

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