This includes new policy procedures to speed up the preparation, endorsement, implementation, and closure of projects, and, among other things, new policies to improve access to information, and an updated policy on environmental and social safeguards throughout the GEF
project and programme cycle.
According to a official of GEF
SGP Pakistan, the projects accomplished across the country so far include 124 projects on Climate Change Mitigation, 119 on Biodiversity , 15 on Land Degradation, 10 on International Waters, 12 on Chemicals/Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and 3 on community based adaptation were implemented.
The week-long conference themed Scaling Up Investments from Source to Sea in the Context of Achieving the SDGs, is jointly organized by the GEF
, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
unites 182 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives.
Founded in 1990, GEF
is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms to focus exclusively on investing globally in emerging companies whose business operations deliver measurable environmental improvements, cleaner energy and sustainable management of natural resources.
To meet these challenges, we have shifted gears in the GEF
and put into place a five-point sustainability compact that is raising the impact of GEF
investments to a new level of results and making the GEF
a leading force for sustainable development.
"You've heard of the `East Asian Miracle,' says Alfred Duda, senior advisor on international water issues for the GEF
The 55th GEF
Council meeting is the first to be held since the successful conclusion of the GEF-7 negotiations earlier this year at the GEF
Assembly in Da Nang, Viet Nam which endorsed the new GEF-7 strategy, and US$4.1 billion replenishment by governments of the GEFs
GEF-4 replenishment discussions included the following subjects: (i) the Third Overall Performance Study of the GEF
(OPS3); (ii) programming of resources for the GEF-4; (iii) policy recommendations for the GEF-4; and (iv) financial arrangements and burden sharing for the GEF-4.
is based in Washington, DC, next door to the headquarters of the World Bank, which is one of the three organizations that oversee implementation of GEF
projects (the other two are the United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] and the United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP]).
Fourth Biennial GEF
International Waters Conference
David Read Barker, president of Monitor International, which coordinates nongovernmental organizations' interaction with the GEF
, was disappointed in the protests.