Press Release

STAP released today its report to the Fifth GEF Asssembly and a new publication: Delivering Global Environmental Benefits for Sustainable Development

 

Cancun, Mexico, May 24th, 2014 - The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) released today its report to the GEF 5th Assembly that outlines specific recommendations for the GEF in advancing environmentally sustainable development in GEF-6. The three key messages of this STAP Report to the Assembly are:

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$120 million commitment for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa through an Integrated Approach Pilot initiative taking a systemic approach to environmental threats

 

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Media Advisory

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Record Funding for the Global Environment 

 US$ 4.43 billion pledged for the Global Environment Facility


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Global Forest Watch
Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

 

More than 40 partners launch near-real time forest monitoring system

 

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GEF Strengthens Financial Support for Efforts to Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade 

CEO Naoko Ishii discusses GEF’s four-year program at London Conference


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GEF CEO Naoko Ishii addresses 2014 Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Emphasizes the importance of integrated approaches to tackle global energy, water and food security challenges.

 

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Khartoum, December 18, 2013 - The World Bank and the Government of Sudan signed today a US$7.73 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support the country’s efforts to promote the adoption of sustainable land and water management practices through the Sudan Sustainable Natural Resources Management Project (SSNRMP).  

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Mexico City, November 14th 2013

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World Wildlife Fund-US to implement big cats project; U.S. becomes first country to join Minamata Convention on Mercury  


WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2013—The Global Environment Facility’s governing Council approved a $238 million for global environmental projects, including funding for a ground-breaking project to protect Russia’s big cats.

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