GEF-IUCN partnership

The IUCN Partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) increases conservation impact around the world



  • Ishii and Andersen at Our Global Commons Dialogue 12 Oct 2016 Naoko Ishii, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, and Inger Andersen, Director General of IUCN, on stage at the Our Global Commons Dialogue 12 Oct 2016 Photo: GEF/IUCN

    New momentum for the global commons


    Leaders from international organisations, business and civil society have rallied around a new effort to safeguard the global commons on which all life depends.  

  • Waterfall in Paksong district, Lao PDR Waterfall in Paksong district, Lao PDR  Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Phaivanh Phiapalath

    IUCN and the Global Environment Facility – celebrating a 25-year partnership


    As part of the institutional architecture created to fulfil the vision of the 1992 Earth Summit, outlined in Agenda 21, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has made an enormous contribution to environmental protection and nature conservation.

  • Congo forest aerial Aerial view of forest with savana patches, Congo basin region. Photo: Paul Godard / Flickr Creative Commons

    IUCN and partners launch global effort to boost restoration of degraded forests


    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved The Restoration Initiative (TRI) that will help 10 countries define and achieve commitments under the Bonn Challenge – a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land by...

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