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
With innovation, integration, and transformation at its core, GEF-7 Programming seeks maximum impact. Simultaneously, a new set of policies has been developed that aims to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the GEF. The Corporate Scorecard periodically reports on various metrics through which the GEF-7 portfolio is being monitored.
This brief features a project which promoted integrated forest management in Turkey, demonstrating multiple environmental benefits in high conservation value forests in the Mediterranean forest region.
This brief looks at a project which promotes integrated management of coastal watersheds to conserve biodiversity, contributes to climate change mitigation, and enhances sustainable land use in the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of California, where impacts from climate change are significant and habitats of globally significant biodiversity are provided.
This brief highlights a project in Niger that is tackling climate change and land degradation, and scaling up sustainable natural resource management for family farming.
With the support of our donors, the GEF is expanding its focus on the use of blended finance and identifying additional strategies to engage the private sector as a full partner in reversing environmental degradation, protecting natural resources, and promoting sustainable development. Learn more about the GEF’s blended finance approach through this publication.