The GEF, over its 17-year history, has extensive experience in the transfer of climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies. A total of around $2.5 billion has been allocated to support climate change projects in over 100 countries. Transfer of environmentally sound technologies is playing a crucial role in the global response to climate change. Lessons learned at the GEF will help improve the efficiency and efficacy of future efforts to transfer ESTs to developing countries
The financial mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), operated by the GEF, has assisted eligible countries to implement their commitments for achieving the objectives of this unique international legal instrument. Considering that most of the biological diversity is located in developing countries, the importance of the GEF to the CBD remains fundamental. This publication highlights the achievements of the GEF since its inception, summarizes its current investment strategy, and begins to map the way forward for the next phase of the GEF.
This publication captures lessons from the Global UNEP-GEF Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) Capacity Building Project project which has helped 123 countries effectively participate in the BCH through a network of trained regional advisors and a peer- reviewed modular training package.
This publication contains the text of the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility, as amended by the Second and Third GEF Assemblies published in March 2008. It also includes the decisions of the governing bodies of the three Implementing Agencies approving the Instrument and its amendments.
These rules provide the procedures that will be applied by the Council of the Restructured Global
Environment Facility (GEF) in the conduct of its business. The rules were adopted by the Council
at its meeting on November 3, 1994. Amendments to the rules were adopted by the Council at its
meeting on May 5, 1999,1 November 2000,2 and by mail in November 2006.3 These rules complement
the ones contained in the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global
Environment Facility, accepted by representatives of the States participating in the GEF at their
meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 14 to 16, 1994, and subsequently adopted by the
The GEF received the mandate from the Climate Convention in 2001 to finance adaptation projects on the ground. This publication illustrates the types of adaptation projects financed by the GEF and the lesson learned from the first experiences on the ground