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Organizations from across sectors embrace land as a climate solution during the Global Climate Action Summit

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has been working for over 25 years to help mitigate climate change, halt biodiversity loss and combat land degradation. The nexus between these three goals across globally important landscapes present a key opportunity to achieve them in a synergistic way through the generation of   global environmental benefits across all these dimensions.

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From August 26 to 31, experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries will meet in Stockholm, Sweden, for the World Water Week that this year focuses on 'water, ecosystems and human development'.

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A new GEF-financed project for coastal resilience will support Liberia’s goals to end poverty and ensure low-carbon, climate-resilient development

The President of Liberia, George Weah, launched a new project in New Kru Town, Liberia, this month that will help build the resilience of vulnerable communities against climate change while contributing to achieving sustainable development in the country.

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GEF Assembly discusses how the GEF can accelerate systems change

“Transformational change” will be needed if humanity is to avoid environmental “catastrophe”, President David Granger of Guyana today told the closing session of the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Assembly in Da Nang, Viet Nam. But he added that the meeting  had convinced him that a “new day is dawning for the global environment”.

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Sixth GEF Assembly opens with strong support for transformation agenda

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched the GEF Academy and its first online course, titled “Introduction to the GEF,” at the Sixth GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Viet Nam on 25 June 2018.

The GEF Academy is a GEF learning initiative that provides an online and face-to-face curriculum of courses and learning events designed to enhance the capacity of GEF partners and stakeholders to engage with the GEF and to deliver global environmental benefits through GEF-funded initiatives.

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) agreed yesterday to take joint steps to improve climate finance flows to best meet the needs of developing countries in tackling the global climate challenge.
 
The heads of the two organisations, GCF Executive Director Howard Bamsey and the GEF’s CEO and Chairperson Naoko Ishii, met together with several developing country ministers to consider how the two funds can best promote complementarity and coherence in their ongoing climate finance support.
 

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Council also welcomed successful early start on transparency initiative in support of Paris Agreement

Support for the LDCF, the GEF-hosted climate fund for the most vulnerable countries and progress toward implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement received a welcome boost today on the eve of the Sixth Global Environment Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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Local communities in Africa will be helped to preserve their tropical rainforests, the world's second smallest nation will be assisted in switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and 13 governments will be supported in preparing reports on the progress they are making to combat climate change, through projects approved today by the 54th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam.