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A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week. The GloFouling Partnerships project - a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - will address the build-up of aquatic organisms on a ship’s underwater hull and on other marine mobile infrastructure.


The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.



Heads of state, UN and Business Leaders to attend Sixth GEF Assembly

June 27-28, 2018 | Da Nang, Viet Nam


Heads of state and government, ministers, heads of UN agencies, top business people and academics, and NGO leaders, will meet in Da Nang, Viet Nam from June 27-28, for the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Assembly.


Des pays s’engagent à verser 4,1 milliards de dollars au Fonds pour l’environnement mondial


Los países prometen USD 4100 millones al Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial


Countries pledge US$4.1 billion to the Global Environment Facility


The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has announced its support for a first of its kind climate resilience investment fund today at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn.  The fund will boost adaptation efforts in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries.  And, for the first time, private investors will have the opportunity to get their return by investing in a fund that exclusively focuses on resilience-related companies.   


A new Global Environment Facility (GEF) supported effort to protect the iconic snow leopard and its natural mountain environment was launched today at the start of the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) annual conference in New Delhi, India.


President of Switzerland, President of Guyana and more than 80 ministers pledge support to combat the global threat of mercury

First environment and health treaty in a decade to give enhanced protection to millions of miners exposed to the toxic heavy metal mercury

Victims of Minamata disease tell the world 'there can never be another Minamata'