Member governments and partners of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) met today – Earth Day – to formally start discussions about its eighth replenishment cycle, signaling ambitious plans and priorities at a critical time for the health of people and planet.
A new ocean conservation initiative is underway to catalyze the protection and conservation of 18 million square kilometers of the ocean (7 million square miles) over the next five years - an area twice the size of the continental United States and larger than the continent of South America.
Conservation International, as a Global Environment Facility (GEF) partner agency, today announced an effort that will help increase sustainability in the global fashion industry through science-based initiatives designed to mitigate the sector’s impacts on biodiversity loss through the creation of a new practice that will help minimize land-use change, pollution, and natural resource extraction.
IUCN today announces the launch of the Nature+ Accelerator Fund, a first-of-its-kind private sector-focused nature conservation accelerator fund providing measurable conservation and social benefits while delivering financial returns for investors.
“We can no longer accept the devastating wildfires, extreme weather, species loss, and disease outbreaks that are afflicting our planet. We must take the necessary steps to secure a sustainable future with resilience and protecting nature at its heart.”
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
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Costa Rican conservationist Carlos Manuel Rodriguez today took up his new role as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, aiming to scale up action on forestry, food and land use, and biodiversity loss, and to support ambitious results from upcoming international climate and nature negotiations.
Rodriguez, an environmental lawyer and internationally recognized expert on financing for nature conservation, was selected for the post in June by the GEF Council, the multilateral trust fund’s governing body representing 184 countries.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a $2 million grant for a new venture in partnership with the MAVA Foundation, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which aims to increase investment in nature-based infrastructure that can help adapt to the impacts of climate change.
El Ministro de Ambiente y Energía de Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, ha sido seleccionado como el próximo CEO y Presidente del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (GEF por sus siglas en inglés), el mayor fondo fiduciario multilateral que apoya la acción ambiental en los países en desarrollo y el principal mecanismo de financiamiento para múltiples convenciones ambientales de las Naciones Unidas.
Costa Rican Environment and Energy Minister Carlos Manuel Rodriguez has been selected as the next CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, the largest multilateral trust fund supporting environmental action in developing countries and the main financing mechanism for multiple United Nations environmental conventions.
Seed funding to support coral reef insurance, supply-chain resilience, and other climate risk remedies for entrepreneurs, food producers, cities, local communities
Nespresso, South Pole, MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative, and Willis Towers Watson were among those announced today as winners of the Global Environment Facility’s inaugural Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation, a new competition supporting private sector remedies for climate risk in developing countries.