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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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The GEF Small Grants Programme - Results Report 2022-2023

This is the infographic version of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) Results Report 2022-2023. SGP provides financial and technical support to civil society and community-based organizations on innovative community-driven initiatives that address global environmental issues – such as…
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Climate Change Mitigation

Climate change is a growing major threat to human and natural systems on our planet. The world must focus on scaling up climate mitigation action that minimizes trade-offs and maximizes synergies with other government economic and development priorities, including protecting nature and promoting an…
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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 on…
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Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change poses a growing threat to all human and natural systems on our planet. International efforts are intensifying to prepare for rising seas, higher temperatures, worsening droughts, frequent floods, and other impacts that can affect water resources, crop yields, and the health of people…
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The GEF and Climate Change: Catalyzing Transformation

The Global Environment Facility is the largest and most experienced multilateral fund dedicated to addressing climate change and threats to nature around the world. The two climate change adaptation funds it manages - the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF…
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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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