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Paris Agreement: Our fate is in our hands – Naoko Ishii

Naoko Ishii, CEO of GEF

On Earth Day April 22, 2016, with a record number of countries signing the Paris climate agreement in New York, Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility looks ahead at the G7 meetings next month and outlines why safeguarding the global commons is the wisest investment we can make. For the first time in seven years, environment ...

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COP 21: We’re at a defining moment for Earth’s future – GEF

Naoko Ishii

Governments are meeting in Paris to reach a new climate change agreement that aims to keep global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) – the level beyond which there will be irreversible impacts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made clear that the longer the world delays in tackling climate change, the higher the risks and ...

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Naoko Ishii reappointed head of Global Environment Facility

Naoko Ishii, CEO of GEF

Ms. Naoko Ishii was on Thursday in Washington DC appointed for a second four-year term as the CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The decision to reappoint Ms. Ishii, a Japanese national, was taken by the GEF’s 32-member Council, representing all of the GEFs 183 member countries. “This decision followed careful consultations among all GEF constituencies,” said Madam ...

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GEF concludes four-year, $3.7b investment cycle

Naoko Ishii

  Countries participating in the 46th Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) held in Cancun, Mexico, launched the new GEF2020 strategy and approved a $230 million work programme that together with previous investments during 2010 -2014 will total $3.7 billion directed towards the protection of the global environment. These and other decisions taken by the Council provide the foundation ...

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GEF doles out $634m, hails Montreal Protocol silver jubilee

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has so far offered grants totalling $634 million to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), civil society organisations (CSOs) and international institutions all over the world. Head of the organisation in Nigeria, Olabisi Jaji, made the disclosure at the weekend in Abuja at a forum on the GEF small grants programme (SGP) for NGOs. Halima ...

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