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GEF Guidance on Gender Equality

The GEF Council approved a new GEF Policy on Gender Equality (GEF, 2017c) in November 2017. The Policy marks GEF’s increased ambition to ensure gender equality and promote women’s empowerment across its operations. The new Policy responds to the recommendations of the Independent Evaluation Office’s Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF (GEF, 2017a), which was endorsed by GEF Council in May 2017, which found that “there has only been a limited increase in the percentage of projects rated gender sensitive or gender mainstreamed.”
Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 33
Date of Publication: Thursday, December 13, 2018

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The GEF and Climate Change - Catalyzing Transformation

We are at a defining moment in time.

The recent IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C confirmed unequivocally that we are already seeing negative impacts of climate change: sea level rise and more extreme droughts and storms. The negative impacts often hit the poor and vulnerable the most—exactly those who have contributed the least to the problem in the first place.

The IPCC Report also illustrates that unfortunately we are not even close to being on track to limit warming to 1.5° C. Neither are we on track to deliver on the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 12
Date of Publication: Thursday, November 29, 2018

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The Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)

The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) supports developing countries to build institutional and technical capacity, both pre- and post-2020, to meet enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 4
Date of Publication: Thursday, November 29, 2018

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GEF-7 Biodiversity Strategy

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) defines biodiversity as “the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems.”

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 40
Date of Publication: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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GEF 27 Years of Biodiversity in Africa

The GEF has positioned itself as one of the main funders for biodiversity conservation in Africa, with a robust portfolio of 380 projects worth $1.27 billion of Biodiversity and leveraging $7 billion in co-financing.
This publication summarizes GEF’s projects and investments in Africa over the last 27 years, and provides examples of successful or unique projects in the GEF’s different thematic areas: protected areas, mainstreaming of biodiversity in the productive sector, wildlife conservation, fisheries, the Nagoya Protocol, the Cartagena Protocol, and the Small Grants Program.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 39
Date of Publication: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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