63rd Meeting of the GEF Council
Welcome to our coverage of the 63rd Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council.
1st Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-1)
In February 2022, in a welcome move by millions fighting the global plastic pollution crisis, the resumed fifth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5
GEF Consultations with Civil Society on Global Environmental Conventions
Gabriella Richardson Temm, GEF Secretariat, opened the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Civil Society Organization (CSO) Consultations on Wednesday, 23 November.
Beyond decarbonization: Tackling the triple planetary crisis through systemic resource efficiency and circular economy
The urgency of decarbonizing our world is clear, but how can we also harness the power of economic and resource efficiencies in ways that address the global crises of pollution, climate change, and biodiversity loss? In line with the recognition under the German presidency of the G7 that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the objectives of the Paris Agreement can only be met by transitioning away from linear, fossil-fuel based systems, science experts and policy leaders at this event sent the message that it is crucial to implement sustainable and equitable production and consumption processes.
Trailblazing Public-Private Action for a More Resilient World
Acting on climate change necessitates new ways of thinking about synergistic, cooperative efforts between the public and private sectors, as signaled by the COP 27 slogan, “Together for implementation.
Unlocking Nature’s Potential to Combat Climate Change – The Case for Nature for Climate Action: Country Experiences, Lessons Learned and the Way Forward
Nature-based solutions (NbS) are crucial elements of effective and just action to address climate change, but financing and ambition to harness the power of the natural world are falling far short of what is required if we are to avoid the worst consequences of a warming world.
Blue Carbon Implementation Lab
With the launch during COP 27 of the Mangrove Breakthrough initiative by the Global Mangrove Alliance and the UN Climate Change High-level Champions, the potential and challenges of harnessing the natural power of “blue carbon” ecosystems has received increased recognition and momentum.
Energy Infrastructure, Governance, Regulatory Framework to Drive Transition and Resilience for Islands
Innovative energy infrastructure, responsive governance, and regulatory frameworks are key factors for islands to achieve clean, sustainable development.
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