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Cover image for publication "The Great Green Wall Initiative: Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Landscapes in the Sahel"

The Great Green Wall Initiative: Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Landscapes in the Sahel

Over a decade ago, the Global Environment Facility, in close partnership with the World Bank, invested in what has become a landmark project for Africa and the world - the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI) in the Sahara and Sahel. Throughout its history, the GEF has been a strategic partner of…
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Cover image for publication "Combating Land Degradation"

Combating Land Degradation

Land is a vital resource to humankind, like air and water. Land degradation - the progressive deterioration or loss of the productive capacity of soils for present and future - is linked to key aspects of human security and well-being: food, jobs, health, and livelihoods. Desertification - the…
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Cover image for publication "Local Action on Sustainable Land Management"

Local Action on Sustainable Land Management

This GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) publication presents an updated overview of the SGP community-based approach and portfolio in the area of sustainable land management, as part of UNDP's overall related portfolio. Special attention is given to gender and youth, with a spotlight on the…
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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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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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Cover for Feeding people, protecting the planet - FAO and the GEF: partners in action

Feeding people, protecting the planet - FAO and the GEF: partners in action

The booklet highlights success stories from FAO's work with the GEF over the past two decades in addressing the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.

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