The Resilient Food Systems (RFS) program is one of three Integrated Approach Pilot programs financed by the GEF during the sixth replenishment cycle (GEF-6). It aims to improve the resilience and sustainability of smallholder agricultural systems while generating global environmental benefits. Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the RFS program has continued to progress with advancing integrated solutions in smallholder agriculture across dryland regions in Africa.
The Global Environment Facility 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.
The GEF supports adaptation to climate change in developing countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), which supports urgent, medium and long-term adaptation needs in least developed countries (LDCs), and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), accessible by all developing countries. Established in 2001 at United Nations Climate Change Conference COP7, the two funds also support implementation of the Paris Agreement.
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.
This publication provides an account of SGP’s experience working with indigenous peoples over the last twenty-five years. It also celebrates past achievements and advances critical lessons that can be used in forging new partnerships with indigenous peoples in future programming cycles, including opportunities to employ blended finance solutions.
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.
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.
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.