The Global Environment Facility (GEF) serves as the financial mechanism for the international Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). CBD aims at promoting conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits of biodiversity. However, GEF sponsored biodiversity programmes in developing countries have so far been largely restricted to conservation in protected areas. The GEF is very keen on extending the scope of these programmes to cover sustainable use, particularly of forest ecosystems and is engaged in developing a strategy for achieving this.The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of GEF (STAP) has the mandate of helping GEF build up its strategic thinking involving the wider scientific and technical community in the process. SUSFOR-L was organised by Madhav Gadgil, Chairman, STAP in an attempt to fulfill this mandate. The forumís background papers and all the responses are available on this website
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