A new special report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that better land management is necessary to tackle climate change, raising urgency about the need for more collective action to ensure the world’s forests, farms, and other landscapes are protected and developed in a sustainable way.
When Ana Hernandez Diaz was given a plot of land in the province of Atlántico, on the north coast of Colombia, it looked like a barren football field. But it was a first step toward stability for her broken family. Now in the shade of trees, surrounded by green pasture, butterflies and songbirds, it’s possible to imagine renewal and even growth.
The GEF provides financial resources for developing countries and countries with economies in transition to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The goal of the GEF’s biodiversity strategy is to maintain globally significant biodiversity in landscapes and seascapes.
To achieve this goal, GEF-7 investments focus on three main objectives:
Public and private sector delegations from Ecuador, Indonesia, and the Philippines attended a workshop in Galicia, Spain, to learn about internationally recognized Galician fisheries governance systems in order to replicate best practices in their own countries.