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.
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.
For 25 years the GEF demonstrated through its portfolio the crucial importance of all types of forest in providing a range of important environmental services, in particular to sustain biodiversity, face the challenges of climate change and land degradation, and at the same time offering livelihood options for many forest dependent people.
Over its 24-year history, the GEF has recognized the multiple functions of forests and promoted appropriate management systems to develop long-term, sustainable approaches to maintaining forests, the goods and services they provide, and the livelihoods they support.
The GEF promotes conservation and enhancement of carbon stocks through sustainable management of land use, land-use change, and forestry – commonly referred to as LULUCF.