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GEF, UN conventions align for a green, inclusive, resilient recovery

GEF

The heads of five international environmental conventions – on climate change, biodiversity, desertification, chemical pollutants, and mercury – joined the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) governing body to discuss their 2021 priorities and pledged to work together in new and more collaborative ways to address the planet’s urgent and inter-related challenges. The heads of five international environmental conventions and the GEF ...

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Seven countries to get more targeted support from GEF’s Least Developed Countries Fund

Sonam P. Wangdi

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the only dedicated source of climate adaptation support for the world’s smallest and most vulnerable economies, will provide more than $60 million to address urgent needs in Bhutan, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Kiribati, Lesotho, Somalia, and Timor-Leste under its latest work programme. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group With ...

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GEF approves new funding, backs collaborative approach

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Three decades after the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) establishment, the multilateral fund’s governing body has approved 39 new initiatives designed to help the planet heal after the COVID-19 pandemic, welcomed increased collaboration across international conventions, and endorsed plans for a new coordinated approach to working efficiently with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO and Chairperson GEF ...

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GEF marks 30 years with $340m climate funding consideration for developing countries

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

The Global Environment Facility’s governing body will meet from June 14 to 18, 2021 to consider $340 million in new funding to enable developing countries to increase their climate resilience and keep advancing environmental protection and renewal, through and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO and Chairperson It will be the 60th meeting of the GEF Council, ...

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Beneficiaries laud UNDP-GEF project, advocate release of funds

Samuel Bwalya

Some beneficiary states have lauded the initiative of the UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS project on fostering sustainability and resilience for food security in the savannah zones of the northern Nigeria. Samuel Bwalya, Country Director for UNDP Nigeria UNDP-GEF-IAP-FS is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Integrated Approach Programme for Food Security (IAP-FS) project The various states’ coordinators commended the efforts ...

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GEF Council moves to boost nature protection amid pandemic

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Representatives of the Global Environment Facility’s 184 member countries moved this week, during a virtual meeting, to financially support countries seeking to protect nature and tackle environmental priorities amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and endorsed new approaches to engage with the private sector and confront future zoonotic disease risks. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO and Chairperson The 59th ...

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E-waste: Govt to implement GEF programme, targets 300 tonnes waste elimination

Aliyu Jauro

The Federal Government on Monday, November 23, 2020 said its Global Environmental Facility (GEF) implementation would target the elimination of 300 tonnes of e-waste from the environment in the first quarter of 2021. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), said this while declaring open a four-day training on ...

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Nigeria, UN commence scheme to phase out use of mercury in gold mining

Cross Section of Participants

An initiative aimed at reducing and eventually phase out the use of mercury in gold mining in Nigeria formally commenced at an inception workshop held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Cross section of participants at the webinar The Project Preparatory Phase of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) PlanetGOLD in Nigeria is being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development ...

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GEF, GIFSEP power Abuja school hostels with solar

GEF GIFSEP

The Global initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with support of Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP Nigeria) has provided solar panels to supply electricity to boys and girls hostels in Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Students of Government Secondary School (GSS), Yaba in Abaji Area Council with the ...

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Costa Rican, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, emerges new head of GEF

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Costa Rican conservationist Carlos Manuel Rodriguez on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 commenced a new role as CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), an organisation established 28 years ago to help tackle the planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Rodriguez aims to scale up action on forestry, food and land use, and biodiversity loss, and to ...

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