GEF Secretariat

Biodiversity

The GEF provides financial resources for developing countries and countries with economies in transition to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The goal of the GEF’s biodiversity strategy is to maintain globally significant biodiversity in landscapes and seascapes. 

To achieve this goal, GEF-7 investments focus on three main objectives:

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 4
Date of Publication: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
ISBN:
978-1-948690-65-2

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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

To help catalyze transformational change, the strategy for the GEF's latest four-year investment cycle (known as GEF-7) is explicitly focused on our food, urban, and energy systems. The single largest program in GEF-7 focuses on food and land-use transformation, where there is enormous potential for both climate mitigation and adaptation. The GEF is also enhancing support for sustainable cities, recognizing that urban planning decisions today have huge implications for low-carbon and resilient development tomorrow.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 16
Date of Publication: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
ISBN:
978-1-948690-44-7

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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: Monday, November 25, 2019
ISBN:
978-0-9983110-1-2

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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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