This edition of the GEF-7 Scorecard is released in profoundly challenging times for the planet. The Scorecard presents both the GEF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a snapshot of progress in GEF-7. It is published as the GEF is continuously enhancing its fiduciary oversight and safeguards of projects to better protect the world’s environment.
This publication provides an account of SGP’s experience working with indigenous peoples over the last twenty-five years. It also celebrates past achievements and advances critical lessons that can be used in forging new partnerships with indigenous peoples in future programming cycles, including opportunities to employ blended finance solutions.
Increasingly, stakeholders across the public and private sector are seeking to follow the guidance of global environmental conventions that the GEF supports and engage in protecting the global environment. This guide is a resource on the GEF Council guidance and policies that helped shape the Global Environment Facility's approach to blended finance. It may also help private sector, CSO, and potential project developers navigate the application process to become investment partners in innovative blended finance projects.
This report shares how COVID-19 has impacted the GEF-funded Good Growth Partnership's four countries and supply chains, but also the positive outcomes that the integrated approach has enabled and how it contributes to strengthen supply chain sustainability and help countries recover.
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 environmental degradation, and not only their consequences. It has developed ambitious, hopefully transformative, programs and projects that embody the "integrated" approach. It has promoted multi-stakeholder partnerships, as no single entity on its own can promote large-scale systems change. And the GEF has upgraded its business standards, policies and procedures to support implementation toward impactful outcomes.
The 2019 Year in Review for The Restoration Initiative 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 Organization of the UN (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting ten Asian and African countries in achieving shared restoration goals.
This edition of the GEF-7 Scorecard reflects the GEF’s work before the start of the current crisis, and also makes clear that the GEF Partnership remains active and is delivering on our collective goal to deliver global environmental benefits. Together, countries, agencies and the GEF Secretariat have prepared a robust Work Program while operating on a virtual platform.
This document updates the brand guidelines for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat, GEF Implementing Agencies, and GEF partners. The guidelines apply to relevant publications, websites, and other communication products. It replaces previous graphic standards for the GEF and establishes a system for the consistent usage of the GEF’s visual identity: the logo, color scheme, typography, and other graphic elements.
This publication provides an overview of the Amazon Sustainable Landscape Program's second phase (ASL-2), which builds upon ASL-1 to strengthen integrated landscape management and conservation of ecosystems in the Amazon region.
The GEF-7 Sustainable Cities Impact Program (SCIP) harnesses the power of networks and experience from the pilot phase and will support 24 new cities in 9 countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone). The program will advance the integrated approach of urban planning and bring together global, national, and local stakeholders to work together towards a common vision of sustainable, inclusive, gender sensitive, and resilient development.