GEF at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The GEF reaffirms its commitment to partner with Indigenous Peoples on integrated, innovative sustainable development initiatives that catalyze the contributions of traditional knowledge and support the global environment.

Wetlands: The key to protecting millions from flooding

If there were a natural solution to flooding, soil erosion and water contamination, wouldn’t it be worth protecting? The world’s wetlands may well be that solution.


Every day, tons of plastics, metals and paper are abandoned into the ocean. By 2025 there will be an estimated 1lb of plastic for every 3lbs of fish in the ocean. On this Earth Day, reduce, reuse, recycle!

An Inspirational Look at Water: Naoko Ishii at the 7th World Water Forum

GEF CEO Naoko Ishii shared her personal experience on how the GEF has worked towards achieving change in areas where challenges might seem entrenched and unchangeable, and how to sustain the momentum towards real transformational change.

Sharing Benefits of Transboundary Waters across Sectors and Countries

At the 7th World Water Forum, the GEF expressed its commitment to support countries to strengthen their effective and efficient use of water, and to enhance delivery and sharing of environmental and socio-economic benefits in transboundary basins.