The Global Coordination Platform of the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) will support openness and delivery of national climate plans in developing countries.
Madagascar is endowed with large amounts of arable lands, vast deposits of mineral resources, abundant labor, and unparalleled biodiversity. However, Madagascar remains among the poorest countries in the world, facing political instability, agricultural productivity deficits, and severe climate impacts.
In an effort to spread the word about Green Chemistry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and partners, with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), have launched a global multi-stakeholder initiative to increase global awareness and to deploy Green Chemistry approaches and technologies.
In 2016 the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved the Global Opportunities for Long-term Development (GOLD) of the Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining sector programme to help artisanal gold miners eliminate the use of mercury in gold mining, and reduce harmful risks to their health and the environment.
Message by Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
Today, the GEF joins the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day. It is an opportune time to reflect on the important role women play in supporting a sustainable future for all.
The illegal trade in wildlife threatens some of the planet’s most iconic species – including the African elephant, black and white rhinos, and pangolins – and affects millions of livelihoods around the world that depend on healthy, balanced ecosystems.
The transition from a conventional economy in the ocean to a “blue” or sustainable economy could be a tremendous economic and investment opportunity, if done right, according to the Economist, organisers of the World Ocean Summit 2017 in Bali.