GEF in 2018: Year in Review

December 21, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we are looking back on a very busy, challenging, yet rewarding year for the Global Environment Facility.

On the one hand, new reports and evidence from science have painted a grim picture of the state of our planet. On the other, new partnerships and coalitions of committed stakeholders, from governments private sector, civil society, and others, are increasingly working to combat environmental degradation.

At the GEF, we have entered a new chapter.

The 55th GEF Council approved its first work program under the GEF’s new, four-year investment cycle, known as GEF-7, and a series of decisions that will firm up its implementation policies and procedures.  The Council meeting was the first to be held since the successful conclusion of the GEF-7 negotiations earlier this year at the GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Viet Nam which endorsed the new GEF-7 strategy, and US$4.1 billion replenishment by governments of the GEF’s Trust Fund.

GEF’s interactive timeline below will guide you through these and other important highlights of 2018 as we strive to help safeguard Earth’s vital global environmental commons.