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Marine Debris

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.

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.

Wetlands: Moving Precious Ecosystems Up on the Global Agenda

GEF CEO Naoko Ishii reconfirmed that wetlands will continue to play an important role in the water programs financed during the GEF's sixth replenishment cycle.

Going Urban for Sustainable Cities: GEF at ICLEI World Congress

Closing the financial gap through international funding.