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Cover image for publication "The Great Green Wall Initiative: Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Landscapes in the Sahel"

The Great Green Wall Initiative: Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Landscapes in the Sahel

Over a decade ago, the Global Environment Facility, 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 Sahara and Sahel. Throughout its history, the GEF has been a strategic partner of…
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Cover image for publication "Combating Land Degradation"

Combating Land Degradation

Land is a vital resource to humankind, like air and water. Land degradation—the progressive deterioration or loss of the productive capacity of soils for present and future—is a global challenge that is intimately linked to key aspects of human security and well-being: food, jobs, health, and…
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Resilient Food Systems 2021 Annual Report

The Resilient Food Systems (RFS) program is one of three Integrated Approach Pilot programs financed by the GEF during the sixth replenishment cycle (GEF-6). In 2021, the RFS program made significant progress toward enhancing the long-term resilience and sustainability of smallholder farming…
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Cover image for publication "South-South Cooperation for Upscaling Nature-based Solutions for Climate Adaptation"

Good Practice Brief: South-South Cooperation for Upscaling Nature-based Solutions for Climate Adaptation

This Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) project is a flagship initiative for South-South cooperation, enabling an exchange of technology transfer, capacity-building, policy support or fundraising between countries in the Global South. The project catalyzed global and regional collaboration on…
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Chemicals and Waste

The GEF is charged with financing the elimination of the most harmful chemicals, which are covered by the Stockholm Convention, the Minamata Convention, and the Montreal Protocol. The GEF also supports the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the United Nations' policy…
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planetGOLD 2020/2021 Annual Progress Report

This report provides an overview of the progress made by the GEF-funded and UNEP-led planetGOLD program from July 2020 through June 2021, and reviews advances made toward closing financing gaps, supporting formalization of the sector, and connecting miners with mercury-free technology and formal…
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Cover image for publication "Good Practice Brief: Enhancing Engagement of Private Sector and Local Communities on Peatland Management"

Good Practice Brief: Enhancing Engagement of Private Sector and Local Communities on Peatland Management

Indonesia has approximately 25 million hectares of peatlands, which provide unique ecosystem services and a source of livelihood to rural populations. Peatlands in Indonesia store an estimated 46 gigatons of carbon equivalent to approximately 8-14 percent of all global soil carbon. Despite the…
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Cover image for publication "Good Practice Brief: Innovative Governance for Participatory Design of a Green City"

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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Cover image for publication "Reflecting on 30 Years of the GEF"

Reflecting on 30 Years of the GEF

This publication was produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Global Environment Facility. With contributions from across the GEF community, it includes reflections from governments, agencies, conventions and other partners on three decades of collaboration.  It was launched at a special…
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Cover image for publication "GEF-7 Corporate Scorecard December 2021"

GEF-7 Corporate Scorecard - December 2021

The GEF-7 Corporate Scorecard is a comprehensive report on the performance of the Global Environment Facility during the GEF-7 period. In particular, the Scorecard reports on the progress made towards the achievement of the GEF-7 targets. It also looks at how the GEF is utilizing resources made…

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