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On June 21, 2022, twenty-nine donor governments finalized $5.33 billion in pledges to the Global Environment Facility for the next four years, an increase of more than 30 percent from its last operating period and a surge of support for international efforts to meet nature and climate targets.
On April 25, 2018, close to 30 countries jointly pledged $4.1 billion to the Global Environment Facility to better protect the future of the planet and human well-being. With the health of the global environment worsening, the GEF has received strong support for its new four-year investment cycle, known as GEF-7, to help safeguard the world’s forests, land, water, climate, and oceans, build green cities, protect threatened wildlife, and tackle new environmental threats like marine plastic pollution. The replenishment process
In most cases, the GEF provides funding to support government projects and programs. Governments decide on the executing agency (governmental institutions, civil society organizations, private sector companies, research institutions). There are many issues to consider when seeking GEF funding. Whom should I contact? Is my country/organization eligible for funding? Who will implement the project? What type of project should I consider? To help with these and other questions, please review each of the sections below.
The GEF provides funding to assist developing countries in meeting the objectives of international environmental conventions. The GEF serves as a "financial mechanism" to five conventions: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Do you want to find out why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment can help deliver better environmental outcomes, and to figure out how you can do it? The course will help you better understand the linkages between gender and the environment. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender, and to be an effective changemaker for sustainable development. The course will give you facts and figures, and a better understanding of the global international frameworks related to gender and environment.
This e-course provides an overview of the GEF, a unique international organization that is dedicated to safeguarding the global environment. It is a joint production by the GEF Secretariat’s Knowledge & Learning Team and the Open Learning Campus (OLC) of the World Bank Group, and is hosted by the OLC.
This e-course covers the GEF Results Framework which is used by the GEF Partnership to identify, capture, and learn from the results of its investments. Part 1 of this e-course will take approximately 35 minutes to complete. By completing this e-course, you will gain an understanding of the GEF Results Framework and you will become familiar with the GEF core indicators and how they can be used in the design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation of GEF projects and programs.