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Delivering Transformational Change: The Journey of the Global Environment Facility

Delivering Transformational Change: The Journey of the Global Environment Facility looks back over the two terms of CEO and Chairperson Naoko Ishii. It also looks forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead. Over the last eight years, the GEF has focused on drivers, or root causes, of…
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International Waters

The GEF is the largest funding mechanism for multi-country collaboration on water and the ocean, with 156 GEF recipient countries and 24 non-recipient countries working together to manage their transboundary water resources. Countries participating in GEF International Waters (IW) projects have…
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Good Practice Brief: Sustainable Management of Bycatch in Latin America and the Caribbean Trawl Fisheries

The Good Practice Briefs were produced by the GEF Secretariat in collaboration with relevant GEF Agencies. Shared at the 57th Council meeting, this pilot series identifies good practice examples from the GEF project portfolio, in line with key GEF2020 strategic priorities and GEF-7 programming…
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Plastics and Circular Economy: Community Solutions

This publication captures the GEF Small Grant Programme's (SGP) experiences and lessons learned on plastics management, spanning not only the area of chemical and waste management, but also international waters and biodiversity conservation. The projects focus on implementing a circular economy…
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Blue Economy: Community Solutions

This publication includes examples from across different continents, ecosystems and cultures, but they all address the priorities of livelihoods and conservation in combination and bring benefits on both fronts. By giving local communities an immediate, concrete stake in the sustainable management…
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PEMSEA: Solutions for Sustainable Seas

Partnerships in Environmental Management East Asia to foster and sustain healthy and for the Seas of East Asia, or PEMSEA, is an resilient oceans, coasts, communities and intergovernmental organization operating in economies across the region. For almost 25 years PEMSEA has supported its partners…
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Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining our Future

A voyage to UNDP-supported marine protected areas around the world In the turquoise seas of the western Indian Ocean, a coelacanth drifts slowly and deliberately through underwater caves hidden deep beneath the volcanic islands of the Comoros archipelago. These enigmatic prehistoric fishes — once…

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