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.
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 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 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 Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program builds on the momentum and growing commitment by governments and private sector toward a transformational shift in food systems.The Impact Program directly engages 23 countries that were selected on the basis of their strong alignment with the program vision and their 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.
The Annual Report covers implementation of the Resilient Food Systems (RFS) program between 2018 – 2019, providing an overview of the activities, achievements, lessons learned, and best practices of the 12 country projects and the RFS Regional Hub. The report captures and highlights the considerable learning and knowledge that has been generated and shared by the implementing agencies, partners, and beneficiaries within each country project. It serves as an acknowledgement of the significant achievements made possible by the collective efforts of all RFS partners.
Nature-based solutions for erosion control in Vietnam