This demonstrates how effective the application of appropriate mixes of market and policy have been in helping countries to address challenges facing the oceans and explores how they could be successfully scaled up.
The GEF IW:Science Synthesis Report, brings together the findings and efforts of the IW System Type Working Groups (Groundwater, Lakes, Rivers, Land-based Pollution Sources and, Large Marine Ecosystems and the Open Ocean).
This report was inspired by the increasing number of hypoxic zones globally, which have doubled every 10 years over the past five decades.
This publication highlights the work of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) in the international waters focal area.
Since its establishment the GEF has pioneered processes to help countries
build their trust and confidence in working together on issues that affect their shared water resources, including legal and policy reforms.
From Ridge to Reef; Water, Environment and Community Security: GEF Action on transboundary water resources The world’s oceans, rivers, lakes, and groundwater systems do not respect political borders. These large water systems cover most of our planet, but they continue to be managed in a national and fragmented way that is endangering the food supply and livelihoods of billions of people. In this publication we explore just a handful of the GEF International Waters projects that have enabled countries to work collectively and, in many cases, to establish adaptive management institutions.
In the Mediterranean the human footprint driven by economic growth and, to a lesser extent, subsistence requirements has drastically increased. Protecting the environment of the Mediterranean Region —a biodiversity “hotspot”— is a priority for the beneficiary countries, the Global Environment Facility, and its partners, as evidenced in this report