Integrated Programs: Tackling Major Drivers of Environmental Degradation for Mitigation and Adaptation at Scale

December 4, 2015


Integrated Approaches to Food Security, Sustainable Cities and Commodity Supply Chains:Tackling Major Drivers of Environmental Degradation for Mitigation and Adaptation at Scale

Date: Saturday, December 5 | Time: 11:00-12:30 | Venue: Rio Conventions Pavilion



As part of its Sixth Replenishment (GEF-6, 2014-2018), the GEF has launched three integrated approach pilot (IAP) programs to promote a new and innovative way of tackling the major drivers of global environmental degradation.

The three programs - 1) Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2) Sustainable Cities and 3) Taking Deforestation out of Commodity Supply Chains – will address challenges that are closely aligned with targets and goals of the multilateral environmental agreements for which the GEF serves as a financial mechanism.

Each program represents a significant move by the GEF to encourage holistic and synergistic investment that secures global environmental benefits. This session at COP21 will engage Parties and stakeholders to discuss how these programs can deliver adaptation and mitigation benefits at scale, along with multiple other environmental and development benefits at the national, regional and global level.

The event will feature presentations on each of three programs followed by an interactive dialogue.  


  • Setting the stage – Mohamed Bakarr GEFSEC
  • Overview of the Integrated Programs
    • Food Security – Bertrand Reysset, IFAD
    • Sustainable Cities – Xueman Wang, World Bank
    • Commodity Supply Chains – Iain Henderson, UNEP
  • Panel discussion – Representatives from a selection of participating countries and stakeholder organizations
  • Closing remarks



Participating GEF Agencies