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2016 in review: a year of action for the global environment

December 22, 2016

The GEF's 12 most exciting stories of 2016
The GEF's 12 most exciting stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, we at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) are looking back at some of the year’s achievements that helped place our planet on a path towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.

From investments in oceans protection and eliminating mercury use from small-scale artisanal gold mining, to implementing the Paris Agreement and protecting the Earth’s global commons, 2016 was a year of action.

Click through the timeline below to see some of our major news stories and announcements from the past 12 months, as we look forward to 2017 – another year of investing in our planet.