In response to this growing crisis and to the international call for action, the GEF in June 2015 launched the flagship “Global Partnership on Wildlife Conservation and Crime Prevention for Sustainable Development” program. A $90 million grant from the GEF is helping to mobilize an additional $513 million from a wide range of partners, including the Governments of participating countries, GEF Agencies, bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations, the private sector and civil society.
Mainstreaming gender through GEF programs and projects presents opportunities to increase the effectiveness of its investment in enhancing global environmental benefits. The GEF recognizes gender equality as an important social goal in and of itself, with associated implications for the projects that receive GEF support. The GEF aims to achieve global environmental benefits and sustainable development by promoting issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Over its 24-year history, the GEF has recognized the multiple functions of forests and promoted appropriate management systems to develop long-term, sustainable approaches to maintaining forests, the goods and services they provide, and the livelihoods they support.
This publication contains the text of the GEF Instrument as amended by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th GEF Assemblies (March 2015).
Sustainable Land Management Financing in the GEF: A primer for the sixth GEF replenishment phase (GEF-6)
This Primer is primarily intended for entities looking specifically to design projects on sustainable land management (SLM) for submission to the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This Primer addresses all aspects of developing of such a project, including priorities of the GEF as financial mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).