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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched the GEF Academy and its first online course, titled “Introduction to the GEF,” at the Sixth GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Viet Nam on 25 June 2018.

The GEF Academy is a GEF learning initiative that provides an online and face-to-face curriculum of courses and learning events designed to enhance the capacity of GEF partners and stakeholders to engage with the GEF and to deliver global environmental benefits through GEF-funded initiatives.

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) agreed yesterday to take joint steps to improve climate finance flows to best meet the needs of developing countries in tackling the global climate challenge.
 
The heads of the two organisations, GCF Executive Director Howard Bamsey and the GEF’s CEO and Chairperson Naoko Ishii, met together with several developing country ministers to consider how the two funds can best promote complementarity and coherence in their ongoing climate finance support.
 

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Council also welcomed successful early start on transparency initiative in support of Paris Agreement

Support for the LDCF, the GEF-hosted climate fund for the most vulnerable countries and progress toward implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement received a welcome boost today on the eve of the Sixth Global Environment Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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Local communities in Africa will be helped to preserve their tropical rainforests, the world's second smallest nation will be assisted in switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and 13 governments will be supported in preparing reports on the progress they are making to combat climate change, through projects approved today by the 54th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) will launch the first Open Online Course on Gender and Environment at the sixth GEF Assembly taking place in Danang, Viet Nam on 25 June 2018. The online course is the result of an initiative led by the GEF and SGP, in collaboration with the GEF Gender Partnership and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). 

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Following successful replenishment, GEF poised to deliver even greater results for the environment and value for money

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Heads of state and government, ministers, heads of UN agencies, top businesspeople and academics, and NGO leaders, will meet in Viet Nam on June 27-28, for the Sixth Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Assembly.

The Assembly, which will be one of the most significant global gatherings of the year on the environment, follows a record US$4.1 billion replenishment by governments of the GEF’s trust fund, and is testament to its growing influence and effectiveness in bringing about sustainable development around the world, and safeguarding the global commons.

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How to help countries advance land degradation neutrality on the agenda of Sixth GEF Assembly

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The International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated each year on May 22, is an opportunity for the international community to reflect on the importance of conserving biodiversity for our planet’s health and for future generations, and think of the challenges ahead.  

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