A recent study showed at least 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900. It is especially apparent in Asia, mainly because of extensive agriculture, booming urban development and climate change.
Kesling Wetland and Farmstead. Courtesy of David Cornwell (Flickr)
The GEF recognizes gender equality as an important goal and a priority for the organization
Small holder female farmers in Senegal, courtesy of the World Bank
The Gangwon Declaration is adopted at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
The Gangwon Declaration was adopted by delegates at the end of the high-level segment of the 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
It outlines efforts needed to achieve the Aichi Targets and praises the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol; it also reaffirms the need for partnerships amongst countries in scientific and technical arenas.
Spanning four countries and supporting over 12 million people, a regional response is the only way to ensure the survival of the Mesoamerican reef network
The GEF reporting on its activities in Biodiversity protection at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity
Today in Pyeongchang, Korea the GEF addressed the plenary of the UNCBD COP12 to report on its activities in the area of biological diversity . Mark Zimsky, head of GEF delegation and Biodiversity cluster leader presented the report that focused on programming efficiency, programming trends, portfolio performance, and resource mobilization beyond the biodiversity focal area. It also highlighted future programming opportunities in GEF-6, the sixth replenishment period of the GEF that started July 1, 2014.
Washington, September 30, 2014 – Belizeans will manage natural resources more sustainably in Key Biodiversity Areas, and alternative livelihoods opportunities will be provided to local communities as a result of a US$6 million Global Environment Facility (GEF) project approved by the Board of Directors.