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Kumamoto, Japan, October 10, 2013 – The text of the Minamata Convention has been adopted at the Diplomatic Conference. The Convention is now open for signature and has been signed by over 80 countries in Kumamoto. The Convention designates the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as an entity comprising the financial mechanism under the Convention.
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Pioneer Swimmer Lewis Pugh Unveiled as UN Environment Programme Patron for Oceans

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14th LDCF/SCCF Council Receives $198 Million in Member Pledges for Climate Change Adaptation Programs

New commitments by Belgium, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, U.S. underscore international support for adaptation work in Least Developed Countries

 

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The 44th meeting of the Global Environment Facility’s governing Council concluded today after welcoming the Government of Mexico’s proposal to host the next GEF Assembly, approving a work program totaling $369.82 million, expanding the roster of GEF Partner Agencies, and approving initial funding for the new Minamata Convention on Mercury.

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MONTREAL, June 11, 2013 – Governments and global institutions should establish and enhance policy frameworks that will provide appropriate market signals to the private sector in efforts to sustain the earth’s natural capital, the head of the Global Environment Facility said today at an international conference.

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