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Cover image for publication "Funding Adaptation Action in Least Developed Countries with Support from the LDCF"

Funding Adaptation Action in Least Developed Countries with Support from the LDCF

The GEF’s adaptation support in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is delivered through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). The LDCF is the only multilateral fund that focuses exclusively on the unique climate adaptation challenges of LDCs and is embraced by LDCs as their own. The fund has…
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The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)

The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) supports developing countries to build institutional and technical capacity to meet enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. The CBIT plays a key role to assist countries with tools and training as…
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Cover image for publication "Support for Innovation, Technology Transfer, and Private Sector Engagement"

Support for Innovation, Technology Transfer, and Private Sector Engagement by the LDCF and the SCCF

In June 2022, the LDCF/SCCF Council developed a new climate change adaptation strategy for the 2022-26 period for the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). This strategy outlines enhanced innovation, technology transfer, and private sector engagement as a…
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Cover image for publication "The GEF and Climate Change: Catalyzing Transformation"

The GEF and Climate Change: Catalyzing Transformation

The Global Environment Facility is the largest and most experienced multilateral fund dedicated to addressing climate change and threats to nature around the world. The two climate change adaptation funds it manages - the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF…
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Cover image for publication "The Restoration Initiative: 2021 Year in Review"

The Restoration Initiative: 2021 Year in Review

Launched in 2019, the GEF-supported The Restoration Initiative unites ten Asian and African countries and three Global Environment Facility agencies – the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations…
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Cover image for publication "Good Practice Brief: Promoting Non-POPs Alternatives to DDT and Environmental Health Through Engaging Key Local Partners"

Good Practice Brief: Promoting Non-POPs Alternatives to DDT and Environmental Health Through Engaging Key Local Partners

Through the GEF investment, India has taken the first step to eliminate dependency on the insecticide DDT by promoting locally appropriate, cost-effective, and sustainable alternatives, including the Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) and Neem-based and bacteria-based biopesticides. HIL (India)…
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Cover image for publication "Advancing Urban Sustainability for a Green Recovery"

Advancing Urban Sustainability for a Green Recovery

Cities are central to economic growth and have a pivotal role to play in achieving global climate, nature, and sustainable development goals. Yet this potential remains largely untapped as cities continue to face unprecedented environmental and social challenges. The current COVID-19 pandemic has…
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Cover image for publication "GEF-7 Corporate Scorecard - June 2022"

GEF-7 Corporate Scorecard - June 2022

The GEF-7 Corporate Scorecard is a comprehensive report on the performance of the Global Environment Facility during the GEF-7 period. In particular, the Scorecard reports on the progress made towards the achievement of the GEF-7 targets. It also looks at how the GEF is utilizing resources made…
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Cover image for publication "Community-based Micro-financing and Small Enterprises"

Community-based Micro-financing and Small Enterprises

The private sector has a key role to play in driving sustainable development. Micro, small and medium enterprises account for 90 percent of the private sector and more than 50 percent of employment globally. As such the sector provides an opportunity for innovative, inclusive and sustainable…
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Cover image for publication "Local Action on Sustainable Land Management"

Local Action on Sustainable Land Management

This GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) publication presents an updated overview of the SGP community-based approach and portfolio in the area of sustainable land management, as part of UNDP's overall related portfolio. Special attention is given to gender and youth, with a spotlight on the…

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