Through stories of the GEF’s efforts to preserve diversity across the globe this book illustrates how far we have come, the successes we have enjoyed – and highlights what will be required of us in the future.
This publication details some important successes in West and Central Africa, and highlights lessons
the GEF has learned to help countries more effectively manage biodiversity.
The GEF’s biodiversity portfolio has been the largest focal area portfolio in terms of grant amounts provided, and accounts for about one-third of total GEF investment to developing countries and to those with economies in transition.
The financial mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), operated by the GEF, has assisted eligible countries to implement their commitments for achieving the objectives of this unique international legal instrument. Considering that most of the biological diversity is located in developing countries, the importance of the GEF to the CBD remains fundamental. This publication highlights the achievements of the GEF since its inception, summarizes its current investment strategy, and begins to map the way forward for the next phase of the GEF.
Biodiversity Matters: GEF's Contribution to Preserving and Sustaining the Natural Systems that Shape our Lives
GEF's Contribution to Preserving and Sustaining the Natural Systems that Shape our Lives