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1 Mark Zimsky GEF Biodiversity Coordinator Senior Biodiversity Specialist Regional Program Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean GEF Familiarization Seminar Washington, DC January 17 – 19, 2012 Multi-Focal Area Projects: BD, LD, and IW

2 Outline Three focal areas-three results frameworks Best practice examples

3 GEF-5 Biodiversity Strategy Objectives 1)improve the sustainability of protected area systems 2)mainstream biodiversity conservation and sustainable use into production landscapes/ seascapes and sectors 3)build capacity to implement the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety 4)build capacity on access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing 5)integrate CBD obligations into national planning processes through enabling activities

4 GEF-5 IW Strategy Objectives 1.Catalyze multi-state cooperation to balance conflicting water uses in transboundary surface and groundwater basins while considering climatic variability and change 2.Catalyze multi-state cooperation to rebuild marine fisheries and reduce pollution of coasts and Large Marine Ecosystems while considering climatic variability and change 3.Support foundational capacity building, portfolio learning, and targeted research needs for joint, ecosystem-based management of trans-boundary water systems 4.Promote effective management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

5 GEF-5 Land Degradation Objectives 1)Maintain or improve flows of agro-ecosystem services to sustain livelihoods of local communities. 2)Generated sustainable flows of forest ecosystem services in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid zones, including sustaining livelihoods of forest-dependent people 3)Reduce pressures on natural resources from competing land uses in the wider landscape 4)Increase capacity to apply adaptive management tools in SLM

6 Good practice examples Tanzania, Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP), BD-IW South West Indian Fisheries Commission Project, BD- IW China,Mainstreaming Biodiversity Protection within the Production Landscapes and Protected Areas of the Lake Aibi Basin, BD-LD

7 Questions? Thank you for your attention


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