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The Restoration Initiative: 2021 Year in Review

Launched in 2019, the GEF-supported The Restoration Initiative unites ten Asian and African countries and three Global Environment Facility agencies – the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations…
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Good Practice Brief: Promoting Non-POPs Alternatives to DDT and Environmental Health Through Engaging Key Local Partners

Through the GEF investment, India has taken the first step to eliminate dependency on the insecticide DDT by promoting locally appropriate, cost-effective, and sustainable alternatives, including the Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) and Neem-based and bacteria-based biopesticides. HIL (India)…
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Good Practice Brief: South-South Cooperation for Upscaling Nature-based Solutions for Climate Adaptation

This Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) project is a flagship initiative for South-South cooperation, enabling an exchange of technology transfer, capacity-building, policy support or fundraising between countries in the Global South. The project catalyzed global and regional collaboration on…
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planetGOLD 2020/2021 Annual Progress Report

This report provides an overview of the progress made by the GEF-funded and UNEP-led planetGOLD program from July 2020 through June 2021, and reviews advances made toward closing financing gaps, supporting formalization of the sector, and connecting miners with mercury-free technology and formal…
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Good Practice Brief: Finding Solutions for Electronic Waste with the Private Sector and Multi-Stakeholders Engagement

The project connects and operationalizes pre-existing elements of a multi-stakeholder Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system in Nigeria, which is an innovative policy and financial instrument that requires manufacturers, importers, and retailers of electronic products to be physically and…
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planetGOLD 2019/2020 Annual Progress Report

The mission of the planetGOLD program is to make small-scale gold mining safer, cleaner, and more profitable from mine to market—by closing the financing gap, supporting formalization, and connecting miners with mercury-free technology and formal markets. The 2019/2020 Annual Progress Report…
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The Restoration Initiative: 2019 Year in Review

The 2019 Year in Review for The Restoration Initiative (TRI) details progress and stories from the first year of its implementation. With support from the GEF, this pathbreaking program led by the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture…
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planetGOLD: Making a world of difference in small-scale gold mining

The planetGOLD program works in partnership with governments, the private sector, and artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) communities in nine countries to significantly improve the production practices and work environment of artisanal and small-scale miners. By working to close the…
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Voices from the land: Restoring soil and enriching lives

As vital to our existence as air or water, land is one of our greatest shared assets – and degradation of that land one our most pressing common challenges. Unchecked degradation threatens not only human wellbeing but that of the entire planet, contributing to accelerating climate change and loss…

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