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GEF-7 Corporate Scorecard - June 2019

With innovation, integration and transformation at its core, GEF-7 Programming seeks maximum impact. Simultaneously, a new set of policies has been developed that aims to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the GEF. The Corporate Scorecard periodically reports on various metrics through which the GEF-7 portfolio is being monitored.
Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 16
Date of Publication: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Safeguarding the Global Commons

All life on Earth depends on clean air and water, biodiversity, and healthy forests, land, oceans and a stable climate. These global commons—the ecosystems, biomes and processes that regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth system—are the very foundation of our global economy and modern society. Today, they are facing an all-too familiar tragedy of over-exploitation and rapid degradation.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 16
Date of Publication: Thursday, May 30, 2019
ISBN:
978-1-948690-64-5

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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
ISBN:
978-1-948690-44-7

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Financing Adaptation to Climate Change at the Global Environment Facility

The GEF supports adaptation to climate change in developing countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), which supports urgent, medium and long-term adaptation needs in least developed countries (LDCF), and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), accessible by all developing countries. Established in 2001 at COP 7, the two funds also support implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 4
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
ISBN:
978-0-9983110-1-2

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UNFCCC: Guidance from the Conference of the Parties and Responses by the GEF COP1 – COP23

The GEF continually incorporates COP guidance into its programs and operations, as described annually in its report to the COP. As a complementary publication to the GEF’s annual report, this booklet summarizes all guidance to the GEF dating from the first COP to COP 23 and the corresponding GEF responses.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 251
Date of Publication: Wednesday, November 28, 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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