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The health sector is a major source of dioxins and mercury in the global environment primarily as a result of medical waste incineration and the breakage and improper disposal of mercury-containing devices such as thermometers and sphygmomanometers. This project in Argentina, India, Latvia, Lebanon, Philippines, Senegal and Vietnam is developing and sustaining best healthcare waste management practices in a way that is both locally appropriate and globally replicable.

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Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District, Belize C.A.

May 11, 2010

 

Introduction to COMPACT 

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Village Banya, Municipality Nessebar, Bulgaria

July 14, 2010

 

There are two tortoise species in Bulgaria that have been critically reduced and are currently listed in the IUCN red list. This are the Testudo graeca, rated as vulnerable, and the Testudo hermanni rated as nearly threatened (IUCN - 2004).

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July 13, 2010
Members of the GEF Secretariat made their second appearance at the 8th annual World Bank Soccer Charity Tournament held July 10, 2010 at the Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Germantown, Maryland.

Once again, the GEF had the honor of being one of the only handful of teams to include both men and women on the roster, so we are proud to practice what we preach on gender main-streaming!

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Tunisia, June 29, 2010

Last June 14, the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Tunisia, Mr. Nadhir Hamada, presented the 2010 Presidential Award for Environmental Protection and Nature.

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Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity with Success Stories from the Field

 

Persistence and a Clear Vision Mark the Way Forward for the Caribbean’s Largest Marine Protected Area

 

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GEF Agency: UNDP
Executing Agency: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
LDCF Grant: $2,400,000
Co-financing: $2,400,000

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The LDCF project “Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change by Establishing Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness Systems and Support for Integrated Watershed Management in flood prone areas” is helping 10 districts in Rwanda address their diverse adaptation needs, in partnership with UNEP, UNDP, RAB (Rwanda Agriculture Board), and AAP (African Adaptation Program).

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GEF Agency: FAO
Executing Agency: Ministry of Agriculture (Département de Développement Agricole)
LDCF Grant: $2,000,000
Co-financing: $5,000,000

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GEF Agency: UNEP
Executing Agency: Government of Djibouti – Ministry of Urbanism, Habitat, Environment, and Land Use Planning (MUHEAT)
LDCF Grant: $2,070,000
Co-financing: $2,405,000

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