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The GEF Strategy on Forests: Preserving Forests, for the Future of Nature and People

Governments are confronted with a range of economic, ecological, and political choices in achieving sustainable forest management (SFM). Countries with forest resources face three major challenges: how to avoid further deforestation; how to improve management of forest resources and avoid practices…
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planetGOLD 2022/2023 Annual Progress Report

This Annual Progress Report features key activities, milestones, and figures from 23 country projects across the planetGOLD program for the July 2022 – June 2023 reporting period. In addition to narrative summaries of key activities and accomplishments among these projects, this report incorporates…
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Funding Adaptation Action in Least Developed Countries with Support from the LDCF

The GEF’s adaptation support for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is delivered through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). The LDCF is the only multilateral fund that focuses exclusively on the unique climate adaptation challenges of LDCs and is embraced by LDCs as their own. The fund has a…
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Advancing the Integrated Approach to Tackle Commodity-driven Deforestation

In 2014 the Global Environment Facility launched an ambitious effort to influence a shift in supply chains for beef, soy, and palm oil towards reduced-deforestation production, while delivering continued social and economic development to farmers and their communities. The GEF-6 program, Taking…
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FOLUR Annual Report 2023: Cultivating a Community for Sustainable Landscapes

This annual progress report covers the period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, providing an update on the Global Environment Facility-supported Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program’s progress and achievements. The emphasis during this period included strengthening…
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SCCF: Serving the Adaptation Needs of SIDS and Enhancing Technology Transfer, Private Sector Engagement, and Innovation

The Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2001, is managed by the Global Environment Facility.  Extensive consultations with stakeholders guided development of a new strategy for 2022-2026. The strategy builds…
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The GEF in Africa

Since its inception in 1991, the Global Environment Facility has steadfastly supported African countries as they seek effective and innovative approaches to a nature-positive economy. The GEF has helped implement more than 1,800 projects in Africa, with a total investment of $6.2 billion. These…
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GEF-8 Corporate Scorecard - February 2024

The Corporate Scorecard is a comprehensive report on the performance of the Global Environment Facility during the eighth replenishment (GEF-8) period. In particular, the Scorecard reports on the progress made towards the achievement of the GEF-8 targets. It also looks at how the GEF is utilizing…
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Sustainable Cities: for People and Planet

The rapid transformation of the world through urbanization has been a defining feature of the last century. This shift has elevated cities into economic powerhouses that foster innovation, economic development, and social interactions. However, this has come at a cost: often prioritizing immediate…
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Lessons Learned from the Resilient Food Systems Program

Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) programs were conceived as part of the Global Environment Facility 2020 Strategy to test the delivery of integrated approaches that address discrete, timebound, complex, global environmental challenges. In its sixth replenishment cycle (GEF-6), three IAPs were funded…

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