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GEF clocks 30, approves $200m to address pollution, climate change, COVID-19

GEF 30th anniversary meeting

The Global Environment Facility’s member governments, meeting on its 30th anniversary, approved new funding to keep advancing international conservation priorities through the pandemic and to bring 2030 goals within closer reach. Participants at the virtual GEF 30th anniversary meeting Meeting virtually, GEF Council members agreed to provide more than $200 million for initiatives to address pollution from chemicals, healthcare, and ...

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Govts meet virtually to consider high-ambition GEF replenishment

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Representatives of the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) member governments gathered virtually from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2021, to review proposed plans for the multilateral trust fund in its eighth funding cycle. Donor support for the GEF helps developing countries meet international environmental obligations and advance progress toward global goals on biodiversity, climate change, harmful chemicals, and more. Carlos Manuel ...

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UNDP-GEF programme, SRADev to produce fertiliser, biogas from piggery waste


A pilot waste-to-resource project that will convert pig waste to organic fertiliser and biogas is set to kick off at the Oke-Aro Pig Farm Estate (OPFE) Lagos, said to be the largest concentration of pig farmers in West Africa. It was established by the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Agriculture. A piggery The project is an initiative of ...

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Nigeria initiates moves to eliminate lead use in paint


At a two-day project launch held from November 19 to 20, 20202 in Lagos courtesy of the Federal Ministry of Environment with Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria), Nigeria officially commenced activities aimed at eliminating lead use in paint. Participants at the Elimination of Lead Paint Project Launch Workshop in Lagos Lead is a cumulative toxic element ...

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GEF to invest $255 million in forestry, food security, cities


In the light of its bid to address environmental challenges facing the planet, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is beefing-up the impact of its investments and tackling drivers of degradation. Consequently, the organisation has refreshed its global strategy over the next four years. A select number of integrated investments will seek to produce multiple environmental benefits by working with a ...

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