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. This publication looks at the key issues facing marine and freshwater ecosystems, and explains the three key objectives and main initiatives that define the GEF's approach on international waters.
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.
Nature-based solutions for erosion control in Vietnam
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) takes a holistic approach to tackling the poaching crisis by seeking to reduce both supply and demand which is driving the illegal wildlife trade, as well as targeted efforts to curb the actual trafficking. We support stronger monitoring and enforcement efforts, strengthening of legal and regulatory frameworks, and awareness raising.
With innovation, integration, and transformation at its core, GEF-7 Programming seeks maximum impact. Simultaneously, a new set of policies has been developed that aims to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the GEF. The Corporate Scorecard periodically reports on various metrics through which the GEF-7 portfolio is being monitored.
This brief features a project which promoted integrated forest management in Turkey, demonstrating multiple environmental benefits in high conservation value forests in the Mediterranean forest region.
This brief highlights a project in Niger that is tackling climate change and land degradation, and scaling up sustainable natural resource management for family farming.
This brief looks at a project which promotes integrated management of coastal watersheds to conserve biodiversity, contributes to climate change mitigation, and enhances sustainable land use in the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of California, where impacts from climate change are significant and habitats of globally significant biodiversity are provided.
With the support of our donors, the GEF is expanding its focus on the use of blended finance and identifying additional strategies to engage the private sector as a full partner in reversing environmental degradation, protecting natural resources, and promoting sustainable development. Learn more about the GEF’s blended finance approach through this publication.