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The Africa Minigrids Program

The Africa Minigrids Program (AMP) is a country-led technical assistance program for minigrids, active in an initial 18 African countries. AMP is expressly targeting early-stage minigrid markets, seeking to establish the enabling environment for subsequent private investment at scale. With GEF…
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Sustainable Cities Program

Building on the GEF-6 phase, the Sustainable Cities Impact Program in GEF-7 (2018-2022), under its brand name UrbanShift, advances the integrated approach of urban planning and implementation. The program brings together global, national, and local stakeholders to work towards a common vision of…
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Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program

Under the seventh GEF replenishment, GEF-7, Impact Programs (IPs) on Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR); Sustainable Forest Management (SFM); and Sustainable Cities are being developed to address the drivers of environmental degradation, and to support transformational change in these…
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UNFCCC Guidance from the COPs and Responses by the GEF: COP1 - COP25

The GEF continually incorporates guidance from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties into its programs and operations, as described annually in its report to the COP. This booklet summarizes all guidance to the GEF dating from the first COP to…
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Financing Adaptation to Climate Change at the GEF

The GEF supports adaptation to climate change in developing countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), which supports urgent, medium, and long-term adaptation needs in least developed countries (LDCs), and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), accessible by all developing…
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GEF-6 IAP Programs: Synthesis of Experiences and Emerging Lessons from Establishing and Operationalizing Governance Framework

To ensure that each of the Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) programs achieve coherence and consistency, an overall governance framework is required to support their implementation, including alignment and coordination with diverse stakeholders and initiatives. A dedicated coordination project serves…
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GEF-6 Food Securities IAP Program: Emerging Lessons from the Resilient Food Systems Program

The Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) program on Fostering Resilience and Sustainability for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa, rebranded by partners as Resilient Food Systems, (RFS), is tackling drivers of environmental degradation in smallholder agricultural systems, specifically in the drylands…
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GEF-6 IAP Programs: Synthesis of Experiences and Emerging Lessons from Addressing Key Cross-cutting Issues

In addition to key principles for advancing the integrated approach, the design and implementation of the GEF-6 Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) programs also considered five cross-cutting priorities for the GEF: gender mainstreaming, resilience, stakeholder engagement, the private sector, and…
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GEF-6 Commodities IAP Program: Emerging Lessons from the Good Growth Partnership

The Integrated Approach Pilots (IAP) program on Taking Deforestation out of Commodity Supply Chains, re-branded by partners as the Good Growth Partnership (GGP), is advancing an integrated supply chain approach focused on three major commodities that account for more than 70% of tropical…
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Integrated Programming in the Global Environment Facility: Learning from the GEF-6 IAP Programs

This report summarizes key findings from a learning exercise on the GEF-6 Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) programs, which were launched in 2014 as a new approach to tackling major drivers of environmental degradation. The programs were designed to enhance synergy in generating multiple global…

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