From Community to Cabinet: Two Decades of GEF Action to Secure Transboundary River Basins and Aquifers
Two Decades of GEF Action to Secure Transboundary River Basins and Aquifers
The Political Economy of Regionalism: The Relevance for International Waters and the Global Environment Facility
There is strong evidence that contemporary regionalism and regional cooperation influence both the context and quality of transnational policy making in most sectors, ranging from economic development, social affairs, trade, health, and education, to peace and security. The importance of using regional or collective action approaches to address a range of environmental issues is also widely recognized in both policy and research. Indeed, most freshwater and marine resources are transboundary in nature and are of vital importance for economic and social development, food security, and the sustainable use and management of ecosystems.
This demonstrates how effective the application of appropriate mixes of market and policy have been in helping countries to address challenges facing the oceans and explores how they could be successfully scaled up.
The GEF IW:Science Synthesis Report, brings together the findings and efforts of the IW System Type Working Groups (Groundwater, Lakes, Rivers, Land-based Pollution Sources and, Large Marine Ecosystems and the Open Ocean).
This report was inspired by the increasing number of hypoxic zones globally, which have doubled every 10 years over the past five decades.
This publication highlights the work of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) in the international waters focal area.
Since its establishment the GEF has pioneered processes to help countries
build their trust and confidence in working together on issues that affect their shared water resources, including legal and policy reforms.
From Ridge to Reef; Water, Environment and Community Security: GEF Action on transboundary water resources The world’s oceans, rivers, lakes, and groundwater systems do not respect political borders. These large water systems cover most of our planet, but they continue to be managed in a national and fragmented way that is endangering the food supply and livelihoods of billions of people. In this publication we explore just a handful of the GEF International Waters projects that have enabled countries to work collectively and, in many cases, to establish adaptive management institutions.