GEF joins the Leadership for Urban Climate Investment

The Global Environment Facility has joined the Leadership for Urban Climate Investment (LUCI), a framework aiming to raise ambition and fill funding gaps for cities’ climate action by 2025.

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The GEF at 30: a year in review amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Governments, businesses, and communities around the world worked throughout 2021 to keep advancing global environmental priorities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GEF Council approves $191 million for healthy planet and people

The Global Environment Facility’s governing body has approved $191 million in grants and blended finance to advance climate and nature investments through and after the pandemic.

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GEF Council to build upon three decades of environmental action

Marking 30 years of support for environmental action worldwide, the Global Environment Facility’s member governments will meet next week to consider their next steps to build a nature-positive, carbon-neutral, and pollution-free future.

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2020: The Super Year for Nature and People

During the 57th GEF Council, government representatives approved more than $600 million for two new work programs that include innovative ventures to expand marine protected areas and engage indigenous peoples for biodiversity protection, and for climate change resilience-building efforts in least developed countries.

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Protecting water = protecting the planet

You may know that climate change affects water – floods and coastal storms are particular risks from higher temperatures and disrupted weather systems. But have you heard that water systems and marine life can also be climate remedies?

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Protecting land and livelihoods in Madagascar

This video shows the efforts of the GEF in Madagascar addressing the most pressing environmental needs related to the predominant tree cover loss (90 percent over the last 50 years) due to deforestation, followed by the subsequent erosion of soil, siltation in rice fields, resulting in a severe threat to biodiversity. It features three different projects managed by UN Environment, the World Bank and UNDP/SGP respectively.

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Could avocados save Nairobi’s water?

Two years ago, the single mother of four decided to set up a tree nursery on her farm in Makomboki, in a hilly area north of Nairobi known for its tea production.

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