Press Release

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


International Snow Leopard Day: Hope, and Concern for the Cat

Cat lovers across the world are celebrating the first International Snow Leopard Day on October 23rd.

The World Bank and GEF Partner to Restore Migratory Fisheries

Washington, September 24, 2014 – Yesterday, in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank Group approved a $10 million project to address the decline of important migratory fish stocks in both coastal areas and areas beyond national jurisdiction.