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Advances in Blended Finance: GEF's Solutions to Protect the Global Environment

Unprecedented transformation is required to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and safeguarding the global commons. The global community called the private sector to step-in with bold action and new frontier investments. such ambitious investments will be significantly unlocked by a combination of private and public sources; blended finance is a key tool to mobilize private capital.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 24
Date of Publication: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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UNFCCC Guidance from the COPs and Responses by the GEF: COP1 - COP24

The GEF continually incorporates guidance from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 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 COP24 and the corresponding GEF responses. This publication provides full documentation of the evolution of GEF activities and policies as informed by guidance from the COP.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 272
Date of Publication: Monday, November 25, 2019
ISBN:
978-1-948690-70-6

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Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured GEF (2019)

This publication contains the text of the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility, as amended by the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth GEF Assemblies. The publication also includes the decisions of the governing bodies of the three Implementing Agencies approving the Instrument and its amendments. The publication includes the resolutions adopted by the IBRD Executive Directors approving the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh replenishments of the GEF Trust Fund in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 respectively.
Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 156
Date of Publication: Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Beyond the Numbers: Actions by the GEF Partnership to Safeguard the Global Environment

The pressures on the global environment are relentless, outpacing efforts to counteract them. And the stakes could not be higher. The fight for the global environment is a fight for nature and people. People everywhere depend on the health and vibrancy of Earth systems. The sustainable development goals of countries cannot be achieved unless the resource base on which they depend is maintained.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 48
Date of Publication: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
ISBN:
978-1-948690-66-9

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The Great Green Wall Initiative

Over a decade ago, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in close partnership with the World Bank, invested in what has become a landmark project for Africa and the world—the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI) in the Sahel. Today, with the involvement of a growing number of countries, international agencies, and local communities across the Sahel, life has started coming back to the land, bringing improved food security, jobs, and stability to people’s lives. There is an immense opportunity to build on this success by scaling-up investments for the GGWI.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 4
Date of Publication: Thursday, September 5, 2019
ISBN:
978-1-948690-68-3

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Land Degradation

Land degradation is one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems, happening at an alarming pace, and it will worsen without rapid remedial action. Globally, about 25 percent of the total land area has been degraded. When land is degraded, soil carbon and nitrous oxide are released into the atmosphere, making land degradation one of the most important contributors to climate change. It is estimated that 24 billion tons of fertile soil were being lost per year, largely due to unsustainable agriculture practices.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 4
Date of Publication: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
ISBN:
978-1-948690-69-0

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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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