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GEF STAP Considers REDD, Forest Conservation and Sustainable Forest Management

31 March 2009: The Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) held a workshop on 31 March 2009, in Washington DC, US, to develop the Panel's scientific and technical guidance for the fifth GEF Replenishment (GEF-5) strategic programming on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), forest conservation and sustainable forest management (SFM).

The workshop developed a set of potential options for GEF-5 Strategic Programs based on new science and the Bali Action Plan. Potential strategic programmes and sub-programmes that will be recommended for GEF-5 were grouped under the broad headings of “forest landscape carbon management” and “institution and capacity building.” [Workshop website]