COVID-19 updates from the GEF partnership

September 18, 2020

Close-up illustration of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Photo: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS / CDC

The global situation with the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is evolving rapidly and is a source of great concern to all of us. GEF staff are in close contact with partners and stakeholders to ensure the continuity of urgent environmental projects and programs in developing countries.

In line with public health advice and travel restrictions, relevant GEF events have been cancelled or postponed.

Agencies and conventions across the GEF partnership are working to combat and mitigate the coronavirus crisis. Learn more (updated on a regular basis):

GEF Independent Evaluation Office


Asian Development Bank

African Development Bank

West African Development Bank (BOAD)

Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

Conservation International

Development Bank of Southern Africa

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Foreign Economic Cooperation Office

Inter-American Development Bank

International Fund for Agricultural Development

International Union for Conservation of Nature

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

World Bank Group

World Wildlife Fund


Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Convention on Biological Diversity

Minamata Convention on Mercury

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Updated on September 18, 2020