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Good Practice Brief: Innovative Governance for Participatory Design of a Green City

“Asuncion Green City of the Americas – Pathways to Sustainability” is one of the GEF investments aiming to support Asuncion’s ambition to become a green and sustainable city. Through an integrated approach, the project seeks to advance integrated land use planning of the Metropolitan Area of…
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UNFCCC Guidance from the COPs and Responses by the GEF: COP1 - COP25

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. This booklet summarizes all guidance to the GEF dating from the first COP to…
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The GEF and Climate Change - Catalysing Transformation

Learn more about the GEF’s work in climate change mitigation and adaptation through this publication; how we’re collaborating with others and supporting clean energy; healthy oceans; and sustainable cities, food, and forests; and how we’re investing in climate resilience for the most vulnerable;…
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Financing Adaptation to Climate Change at the GEF

The GEF supports adaptation to climate change in developing countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), which supports urgent, medium, and long-term adaptation needs in least developed countries (LDCs), and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), accessible by all developing…
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Enhancing Climate Resilience: Experiences from the SGP's Community-Based Adaptation Programme

This publication showcases examples from the SGP’s CBA Programme and highlights the essential role of civil society organizations and local communities in building resilience and adapting to a changing climate at the local level. These case studies feature action from the ground up, from Jamaica to…
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Delivering Transformational Change: The Journey of the Global Environment Facility

Delivering Transformational Change: The Journey of the Global Environment Facility looks back over the two terms of CEO and Chairperson Naoko Ishii. It also looks forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead. Over the last eight years, the GEF has focused on drivers, or root causes, of…
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Good Practice Brief: Green Infrastructure for a Climate Resilient Society in Vietnam

The Good Practice Briefs were produced by the GEF Secretariat in collaboration with relevant GEF Agencies. Shared at the 57th Council meeting, this pilot series identifies good practice examples from the GEF project portfolio, in line with key GEF2020 strategic priorities and GEF-7 programming…
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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…
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Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: UNDP Synthesis of Experiences and Recommendations

Africa is at a tipping point. While efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement could drive positive changes following nearly a decade of economic growth across Africa, climate change threatens to derail these gains. Given that…
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The IFAD-GEF Advantage II - Linking smallholders and global environmental benefits

In 2014, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) released a report celebrating achievements through its partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Since then, the world has been responding to critical environmental and climate challenges. In 2015, the 2030 Agenda for…

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