18 SEPTEMBER 2009 | Bankgok, Thailand - The e8 group of electric utility companies, in partnership with the GEF, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), started a partnership, in the fall of 2008,as a joint human capacity building programme aimed at the transfer of business-oriented expertise for the financing of sustainable electrification projects and the deployment of low-emitting power technologies in developing and emerging countries.
17 JULY 2009 | WASHINGTON DC - Members of the GEF Secretariat and Evaluation Office made their inaugural appearance at the 7th annual World Bank Soccer Club's Charity Soccer Tournament held July 11, 2009 at the Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Germantown Maryland.
Sustainable Energy, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Network
5 AUGUST 2009 | WASHINGTON DC - The Environment Network (promoted by the IADB) analyzes the challenges that Latin American and Caribbean countries faces in the task of environmental management, the priorities for successful environmental management in the public sector and environmental profiles and studies about the inclusion of environmental management in sectoral policies.
Biodiversity indicators used by policy-makers are underdeveloped and underinvested
On September 18, Science Magazine has published the following article in the Policy Forum section. Many authors contributed to this article: among them Mark Zimsky, GEF Program Manager and Sr. Biodiversity Specialist.
19 OCTOBER 2009 | Washington DC - In connection with the 9th Meeting of the COP of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, for which the GEF is a financial mechanism, GEF CEO Monique Barbut visited a site in Patagonia with a representative of the Government of Argentina, Mr. Severo Fulia.
23 OCTOBER 2009 | Washington DC - An Action Plan to address trans-boundary threats to fisheries and living marine resources in the Arafura and Timor Seas, has attracted US$2.65 Million in support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and US$5.45 Million in co-financing from other partners, including the Australian Government, as part of the broader multi-party Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI).
7 DECEMBER 2009 | Copenhagen – As the climate talks kick off in Copenhagen, key football nations are teaming up for the planet for the biggest sport event of 2010.
GEF Agency: World Bank
GEF: US$6.17 million
Cofinancing: US$9.5 million
Colombia is highly vulnerable to the affects of climate change over a wide range of sectors and geographical regions. Melting Andean glaciers will limit water availability for fragile mountain ecosystems, agricultural and domestic purposes, and hydroelectricity. Sea-level rise will cause
GEF Agency: World Bank
GEF: US$21.05 million
Cofinancing: US$58.5 million
The transport sector is responsible for more than one-third of CO2 emissions in Latin America, and because of increased motorization and vehicle use, it is the fastest-growing CO2-emitting sector in the region. At the same time, Latin American cities are rapidly