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).
The need for stakeholder engagement, including information dissemination, consultation, and stakeholder participation, is a cornerstone feature of the work of the GEF. This has been recognized very early in the GEF, when the Council approved the Policy on Public Involvement in GEF Projects.
From Community to Cabinet: Two Decades of GEF Action to Secure Transboundary River Basins and Aquifers
Two Decades of GEF Action to Secure Transboundary River Basins and Aquifers
Many globally traded agriculture products have become indispensable fixtures in the human food chain; making their way into a vast array of foods and goods consumed by billions of people around the world. They represent a significant part of the global commodities trade and have become dominant economic forces in many national and local economies. The environmental footprint of these products in the quest to feed a growing population and meet the aspiration of a rising global middle class has been nothing short of dramatic.
Drawing on its experience in utilizing debt, equity and risk mitigation products in the past, the GEF is now launching a $110 million pilot program to demonstrate and validate the application of non-grant financial instruments to combat global environmental degradation.