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.
Aerial view of forest with savana patches, Congo basin region.
Photo: Paul Godard / Flickr Creative Commons
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...
At its 50th session held in Washington DC in early June, the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved several major initiatives led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Since gaining accreditation as a Project Agency with the Global Environment Facility in 2014, IUCN has laid important groundwork and is now set to scale up its work on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable development.
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