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What gives me hope: Collin Beck
Environmental challenges are a major cause of concern. Can efforts to address them be a source of hope? In this collection of interviews to kick off 2023, Global Environment Facility Council members share what motivates their work for a healthier, more biodiverse, climate-resilient planet. For Collin Beck of the Solomon Islands, environmental action is about fighting for survival, and in so doing passing along joy.
2022 in review
This has been a significant year for global action on the environment, culminating in a landmark agreement to protect biodiversity reached in Montreal. Here are some highlights from the last 12 months of environmental diplomacy, finance, and problem-solving around the world. I look forward to continuing to work together in 2023 as we take the next steps along this important road. – Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility
WRI and the GEF to host new Secretariat for the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People
The High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People (the Coalition) announced today the formation of a new permanent Secretariat to be co-hosted by World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Global Environment Facility.
Statement from the GEF CEO and Chairperson on the creation of the Global Biodiversity Framework Fund
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO and Chairperson: The agreement reached today in Montreal is a significant breakthrough for biodiversity. It reflects never-before-seen recognition from countries at all income levels that biodiversity loss must be stopped through high-ambition changes to our society’s relationship with nature and the way our global economy operates. It also reflects a determination from political leaders around the world to make this happen.