This publication illustrates the impact of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) and national ABS laws/policies on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, this legal framework, is being used by the private sector, researchers, indigenous peoples, and local communities from 27 countries to develop innovative products that contribute to the implementation of the SDGs.
Sustainable Land Management Financing in the GEF: A primer for the sixth GEF replenishment phase (GEF-6)
This Primer is primarily intended for entities looking specifically to design projects on sustainable land management (SLM) for submission to the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This Primer addresses all aspects of developing of such a project, including priorities of the GEF as financial mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Combating Land Degradation in Production Landscapes: Learning from GEF Projects Applying Integrated Approaches
Learning from GEF Projects Applying Integrated Approaches
Investing in Ecosystem Services and Adaptation for Food Security. This publication offers a succinct overview of the GEF's investments already made in maintaining ecosystem service flows and securing the resiliency for food systems throughout the developing world.
The goal of the program is to expand sustainable land and water management (SLWM) in targeted landscapes and in climate vulnerable areas in West African and Sahelian countries. Key performance indicators (KPIs) for the program are: 1. Increase in land area with SLWM practices in targeted areas, compared to baseline (hectares, reported by crop, range, forest, wetlands, and protected areas [PAs]) 2. Changes in vegetation cover in targeted areas, compared to baseline (hectares [ha]) 3. Targeted institutions with increased adaptive capacity to reduce risks and response to climate variability, compared to baseline (#) 4. Change in carbon accumulation rates in biomass and soil, compared to baseline (tC/ha)