GEF Secretariat will provide an overview of: 1) the GEF-5 biodiversity strategy; 2) programming of resources during the first two years of GEF-5; and 3) how this support is contributing to the achievement of the Aichi Targets.
25 - 26 July 2011, Montreal, Canada
Cairo/Manama/Montreal, 8 November 2010 – Just a month after the Nagoya biodiversity summit, government officials of Arab countries will gather in Cairo on 29-30 November 2010 to elaborate national and regional responses to the Nagoya outcomes.
Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/fb/80446 (2012-111)
To: All CBD National Focal Points
Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/ES/LZ/81635 (2013-027)
To: CBD Focal Points
The world is holding its breath as we count the human cost of what will likely be the defining moment of this generation. Governments are quite rightly focusing on emergency response measures to slow the spread of the virus, save as many lives as possible and take whatever steps they can to reli ...
In their Letter “Solve the biodiversity crisis with funding” (20 September 2019, p. 1256), J. Malcom et al. called on the U.S. Congress to fund wildlife conservation programs to protect biodiversity. We agree that such funding is critically important, but we were disappointed that their discussi ...
The revelation that Indigenous people and local communities (IPLCs) receive well below 1% of climate finance, despite reports stressing their role in biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation, is giving rise to multiple funding initiatives seeking to fill this gap. The latest among them i ...
This side- event will present an overview of the action undertaken by the GEF partnership with the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group in implementing the Principles and Guidelines for Engagement with Indigenous Peoples and future plans to enhance monitoring, financial arrangements, and capacity d ...
GEF will provide an overview of the GEF-SFM REDD+ program and its implementation during GEF-5 with examples from the GEF portfolio.
17 March 2002, To be determined, Mexico
18 May 2004, Washington D.C., United States of America
16 November 2004, Washington D.C., United States of America
This side event will highlight experiences acquired through the GEF’s programmatic approach to biodiversity conservation in West and Central Africa. Lessons and best practices will be presented. Delivering impacts in the field will be the guiding thread. Take home messages and recommendations fo ...
The side-event will provide insights on how to make the best use of the technical and financial resources available from the GEF partnership to support national and regional implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. The GEF Agencies currently assisting with the development and implementation of ABS ...
An overview will be provided on GEF's strategy to support the establishment and management of MPAs in support of Aichi Target 11 with examples from the GEF portfolio.
Washington, D.C., 3 June, 2011 – The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the world’s largest public financer of global environment issues, will operate a new landmark fund to help developing countries to ratify and implement a key international agreement to conserve and sustainably use biodiver ...
The event will provide an update on the GEF-5 replenishment, during which donors have provided an historical increase. The various reforms that the GEF has proposed and plans to implement during this GEF-5 to further strengthen its effectiveness and efficiency will be discussed.
PRESENTATON OF THE ASSESSMENT DECIDED AT COP-10 OF THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS NEEDED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION FOR THE SIXTH REPLENISHMENT PERIOD OF THE TRUST FUND OF THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY.
Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/ESE/fb/77838 (2011-195)
To: all CBD National Focal Points
I am pleased to enclose herewith a simple questionnaire (http://www.cbd.int/financial/doc/gef-6-needs-assessment-questionnaire-en.xls) to assist you in assessing funds needed for the implementation of the Convention for the sixth replenishment period of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-6).English
Montreal, 10 May 2011 – Participants in the Central American Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes, held in Panama City on 4 May 2011, including national focal points for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (C ...
The GEF Evaluation Office conducted the fourth independent evaluation of the GEF as an input to its fifth replenishment process. The Director of the Evaluation Office will present the main conclusions and recommendations of the study and will request feedback from the participants.
In order to address teething environmental challenges that continue to give give humanity sleepless night, the Global Environment Facility recently made available $200m to tackle climate change, pollution and the COVID-19 crisis.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the recent decision by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council to approve 13 FAO-led projects in 16 countries, totaling some $78.5 million dollars. The decision came during the 59th GEF Council Meeting and will ...
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75387 (2011-060)
To: All Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocols
I am very pleased to inform you that, at the initiative of Japan, the GEF Council has established, on 17 March 2011, a dedicated Trust Fund for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. The Trust Fund for Na ...English Spanish French
The Fund will play a vital role in unlocking major private sector investment towards coral reef conservation and restoration in developing countries.
Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/fb/77988 (2012-004)
To: All intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
Geneva, 10 October 2019 – Maintaining the momentum of the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit last month, a global network of 30 financial centres – accounting for $61.3 trillion in equity market capitalization and representing 80 percent of global equity markets – today agreed to mainstream gree ...
Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/fb/80446 (2012-103)
To: All CBD National Focal Points
The event will present information on the Capacity Building project for Environmental Funds (EFs) led by RedLAC - the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds. RedLAC will present the new initiative, which has the main goal of strengthening EFs to implement innovative and sus ...
Opportunities for GEF financial and technical assistance in support of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol will be presented along with experiences and challenges of implementing the Nagoya Protocol and ABS regimes in selected countries.
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JS/64588 (2008-098)
To: SBSTTA Focal Points, GTI National Focal Points
The GEF Evaluation Office is currently conducting an online survey as part of the mid-term review of the RAF. I am pleased to forward to you herewith a message from the GEF Evaluation Office, which contains a link to the online survey (http://www.surveymk.com//s.aspx?sm=aEMrnMQ2Q38exsvL_2fuE0vg ...English
13 October 2007, Montreal, Canada
17 - 18 September 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/fb/80460 (2012-113)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and CBD Resource Mobilization Focal Points
7 June 2022, Online
9 June 2022, Online
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/59282 (2007-090)
To: All CBD Focal Points and relevant organizations
Pursuant to Recommendation 2/2, paragraph 2(b), of the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-2), the Executive Secretary is inviting Parties, other Governments, regional economic integration groups, partner organizations, donors ...English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/fb/72402 (2010-124)
To: Africa’s National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points of the Convention
I have the honour of transmitting to you the information note prepared by the Green Development Mechanism (GDM) 2010 Initiative with respect to its institutional characters. The information note is transmitted to Africa’s national focal points of the Convention, as received.English
Reference: SCBD/ITS/AD/YX/55968 (2006-097)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Please find attached a document listing the initial GEF-4 indicative allocations for all countries eligible for funding in the biodiversity and climate change focal areas, which was issued by the Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility on 15 September 2006.English Spanish French
Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/69233 (2009-138)
To: CBD National Focal Points
I am pleased to attach an important document for your initial review prior to formally distributing it for consideration by the third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-3) to be held in Nairobi from 24-28 May 2010, in response to pa ...English
The Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is assisting developing countries in the design and implementation of comprehensive strategies for mobilizing traditional and innovative financial resources for initiatives that contribute to the synergistic impleme ...
16 September 2020, Nairobi, Kenya
This event will describe the role of International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and their ability to influence biodiversity management practices of the private sector through the implementation of Environmental and Social Standards and compliance requirements. The main focus will be on the Inter ...
18 - 19 August 2014, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland
Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/YX/PP/83606 (2014-080)