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.
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.
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.
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.
The objective of the Congo Basin Sustainable Landscape Impact Program (CBSL IP) is to catalyze transformational change in conservation and sustainable management of the Congo Basin through landscape approaches that empower local communities and forest-dependent people, and through partnership with the private sector. The CBSL IP engages six countries from the heart of the Congo Basin—Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Republic of Congo.
The objective of the Dryland Sustainable Landscapes (DSL) Impact Program is to avoid, reduce, and reverse further degradation, desertification, and deforestation of land and ecosystems in drylands, through the sustainable management of production landscapes. The Impact Program directly engages 11 countries - Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe - that demonstrate strong alignment with the program vision and have high potential to generate global environmental benefits through investments in promoting transformational change.
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.