Press Release

Hawaii, 3 September 2016: Today, 11 of the world’s leading conservation organisations announced an ambitious new partnership to identify, map, monitor and conserve Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA)places that include vital habitats for threatened species – with more than US$15 million committed over the next five years.

The announcement was made at the IUCN World Conservation Congress currently taking place in Hawaiʻi, USA.

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Washington, DC – June 7 2016 - To help developing countries monitor and report progress in a transparent manner  under the Paris Climate Agreement, a new financial initiative and an associated trust fund was approved today by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council.

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The World Bank approved a US$3 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) last week, aimed at helping create the ecological conditions for recovery of threatened biodiversity in China’s Northeast, with a focus on amur tigers.

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Jan.28 - The GEF CEO has endorsed a $35 million climate change project to boost energy efficiency market in Chile by promoting the active participation of engineering firms and energy services companies as intermediaries in the development of energy savings and efficiency programs.

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27 AUGUST 2009 | WASHINGTON DC – The World Bank approved today a three-year GEF Trust Fund grant of USD4.8 million, to support Senegal for a Sustainable Land Management Project.

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24 SEPTEMBER 2009 - Insurance Group (RSA), and CarbonRe, with support from the GEF and the United Nations Environment Programme, have launched an innovative mechanism for insuring renewable energy projects in developing countries. The global renewable energy insurance facility, which will be operated via the new internet website “insurance4renewables”, will offer standard and customised insurance solutions for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

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24 SEPTEMBER 2009 | WASHINGTON DC - Details on a new global initiative to launch low energy light bulbs and efficient lighting systems, led by the GEF with coordination from the United Nations Environment Programme, will be unveiled at a media event September 25 in Washington DC.

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25 SEPTEMBER 2009 | WASHINGTON DC/NAIROBI – A new global initiative to accelerate the uptake of low energy light bulbs and efficient lighting systems was launched today by the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Environment Programme. The close to $20 million initiative, the Global Market Transformation for Efficient Lighting Platform that will be implemented in collaboration with the private sector companies OSRAM and Philips, is aimed at reducing the bills of electricity consumers in developing economies while delivering cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases.

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 Press Release 
Issued jointly with Climate Action 2016 partners
 
Global Leaders Gather in D.C. to Begin Implementing Paris Agreement 
Highlights from Climate Action 2016 summit include efforts around cities, transport, land-use, energy, resilience and analysis & tools:

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for rapid action to limit climate change and achieve Paris Agreement goals
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