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Highlights and images for 16 December 2022

GEF at CBD COP15

Twenty-nine donor governments finalized $5.33 billion in pledges to the Global Environment Facility for the four-year GEF-8 period from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2026. This side event gave an overview of the GEF-8 Programming Directions, drilling into the biodiversity focal area strategy and the relevant Integrated Programs. 
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Highlights and images for 14 December 2022

GEF at CBD COP15

This side event recognized the key role of civil society and community-based organizations—including Indigenous Peoples, women’s groups, youth organizations, and persons with disabilities—in protecting the global environment and considered ways to scale up the related work through the SGP and other initiatives. 
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Highlights and images for 10 December 2022

GEF at CBD COP15

Speakers addressed that there is currently only one ranger per 72 sq km of terrestrial protected areas worldwide, underscoring that it is not enough to achieve effective conservation. 
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Summary highlights 7–18 December 2022

GEF at CBD COP15

Throughout the CBD COP 15, the GEF hosted nearly 30 sessions to bring together both governments and non-state actors. Discussions ranged from the launch of the Inclusive Conservation Initiative, support for rangers in protecting wildlife, acknowledgement of the role of blended finance and the role of the private sector.
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Highlights and images for 7 December 2022

GEF at CBD COP15

Organizers stressed that the most important objective of the event was to raise awareness about GEF's global programme to finance the development of biodiversity finance plans in GEF-eligible countries.
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