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New Regional Program to Protect Amazon

Joint World Bank Group/Global Environment Facility Press Release

New Regional Program to Protect Amazon 

GEF project gives boost to climate action


GEF Approves New $90 million Grant Program for Global Partnership to Support Wildlife Conservation

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 – A $90 million grant program was approved by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) yesterday for a global partnership to promote investments in biodiversity conservation, preserve wildlife and encourage sustainable livelihoods in Africa and Asia.

GEF for Sustainable Cities – New Global Program Launched to Develop and Manage Cities Sustainably

Washington DC/Mexico City, Wednesday, June 3 - 11 countries, 23 pilot cities and an investment of USD 150 million in GEF grants plus USD 1.5 billion in additional financing from other sources: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) today approved a new global program to address the challenge of a rapidly urbanizing world and the subsequent pressure on cities.

China to reduce soil pollution with support from the Global Environment Facility


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2014 – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Contaminated Site Management Project, which is financed by a $15 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This project will help clean up contaminated sites and improve its management of soil pollution.



Farming and Craft Fair at COP20


Community-based Farming Organizations Showcase the Synergies of Resilient Eco-systems and Sustainable Livelihoods at COP20 Fair

GEF Grant to Enhance the Environmental Performance of Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators in Chinese Cities

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2014 – Today the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the Municipal Solid Waste Management Project, financed with a $12 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the People’s Republic of China.

Samoa starts cross-sectoral response to climate change adaptation

Apia, Samoa —Samoa is set to adopt a whole-of-government approach to climate change adaptation through a US$12.3 million initiative, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


GEF Kicks-off its Sixth Programming Phase

GEF Kicks-off its Sixth Programming Phase

 First set of projects approved for GEF-6 work program supports work across the environment Conventions; Brazilian FUNBIO becomes a GEF project agency