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  Global Environment Facility
Established in 1991, GEF is the designated financial mechanism for international agreements on biodiversity, climate change, and persistent organic pollutants.
GEF also supports projects that combat desertification and protect international waters and the ozone layer.
GEF Supports Platform Adopted at Largest-Ever Global Mountain Summit (English, French, Spanish)
www.gefweb.org /main.htm   (0 words)

  
  The Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The Global Environment Facility was established to forge international cooperation and finance actions to address four critical threats to the global environment: biodiversity loss, climate change, degradation of international waters, and ozone depletion.
Launched in 1991 as an experimental facility, GEF was restructured after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to serve the environmental interests of people in all parts of the world.
GEF brings together 166 member governments, leading development institutions, the scientific community, and a wide spectrum of private sector and non-governmental organizations on behalf of a common global environmental agenda.
www.ci-suriname.org /csnr/eng/gef.htm   (187 words)

  
  Funding crisis may end the Global Environment Facility -- WWF-Australia
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is in danger of collapse after signals from the US that it will halve its funding contribution.
GEF finances are structured on a burden-sharing arrangement which could see other countries scaling back their support if the US reduces its engagement.
GEF Funding: Since 1991, the GEF has provided $6.2 billion in grants and generated over $20 billion in co-financing from other sources to support over 1,800 projects that produce global environmental benefits in 140 developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
www.wwf.org.au /news/funding-crisis-may-end-the-global-environment-facility   (416 words)

  
  Global Environment Facility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established by donor governments in 1991, largely to pre-empt politically more radical alternative models of conservation finance proposed at the Earth Summit.
GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
The GEF is run from the World Bank, which limits its independence of both action and policy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Global_Environment_Facility   (246 words)

  
 Funding crisis may end the Global Environment Facility -- WWF-Australia
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is in danger of collapse after signals from the US that it will halve its funding contribution.
GEF finances are structured on a burden-sharing arrangement which could see other countries scaling back their support if the US reduces its engagement.
GEF Funding: Since 1991, the GEF has provided $6.2 billion in grants and generated over $20 billion in co-financing from other sources to support over 1,800 projects that produce global environmental benefits in 140 developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
wwf.org.au /news/funding-crisis-may-end-the-global-environment-facility   (416 words)

  
 Global Environment Facility
The GEF's mission is to assist developing countries and countries with economies in transition (former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact nations) with implementing projects that lead to global environmental benefits in four areas: climate change, biodiversity conservation, protection of international waters, and protection of the ozone layer.
Since the GEF pays only for the costs of a project's "global environmental benefit" and not for any other development benefits, it undermines a sense of ownership in the project country--a prerequisite for the long-term sustainability of environmental protection efforts once outside funding is no longer available.
Global Environment Facility, Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured GEF (Washington, DC: 1994).
www.fpif.org /briefs/vol3/v3n39glob_body.html   (2622 words)

  
 Global Envirnonment Fund   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GEF was established in 1990 to provide financing and management support to companies that contribute to environmental quality, efficient use of energy, human health and the sustainable management of natural resources.
GEF’s investment objective is to provide superior returns by harnessing the power of technological innovation and capital investment to promote energy sources and means of production that are cleaner, more efficient, cheaper, and more sustainable.
GEF's team is an energetic group of internationally experienced investment professionals with complementary backgrounds and specialized skills in private equity, project finance, legal structuring, corporate governance and business enterprise development.
www.globalenvironmentfund.com /index.cfm   (246 words)

  
 ESENA Papers: Proposal for a Global Environment Facility (GEF) Technology Risk Guarantee Mechanism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was created to fulfill a unique niche—that of providing financing for programs and projects to achieve global environment benefits in four focal areas: climate change, biodiversity, international waters, and ozone layer depletion; and in land degradation, primarily desertification and deforestation, as they relate to the four focal areas.
GEF, originally set up as a pilot program in 1991, was restructured and replenished with over US$ 2 billion in 1994, to cover the agreed incremental costs of activities related to the four focal areas.
GEF projects must be country driven, incorporate consultation with local communities and, where appropriate, involve non-governmental organizations in project implementation.
www.nautilus.org /VietnamFOIA/archives/papers/energy/NIGEFESENAY3.html   (2370 words)

  
 GulfBase - Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The Global Environment Facility forges international cooperation and finances actions to address six critical threats to the global environment: biodiversity loss, climate change, degradation of international waters, ozone depletion, land degradation and persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
The GEF has allocated $4 billion in grants and leveraged an additional $12 billion in co-financing from other sources to support more than 1,000 projects in over 140 developing nations and countries with economies in transition.
GEF brings together 173 member governments, working in partnership with the private sector, NGOs and international institutions to address complex environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives.
www.gulfbase.org /organization/view.php?oid=gef   (217 words)

  
 Law and Justice - Environment and International Law (Global Environment Facility)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Global Environment Facility (tge "GEF") is one of the principal mechanisms for global environment funding.
As a sui generis entity, the GEF operates as a mechanism for international cooperation to provide new and additional grant and concessional funding to meet the agreed incremental costs of measures to achieve agreed global environmental benefits in defined focal areas.
The World Bank, while also an Implementing Agency, serves as the trustee of the GEF trust fund and provides administrative services to the GEF Secretariat, which is one of the organs of the GEF structure along with the Assembly and the Council.
www4.worldbank.org /legal/legen/legen_gef.html   (254 words)

  
 Saving Nature for Capital with the Global Environment Facility [GEF] by Zoe Young in Spectre Magazine - 20th December ...
GEF’s funds are attached to development projects in the poorer countries of the South: projects devised and run mostly from the World Bank in Washington DC.
GEF is officially supposed to promote reform in international institutions and cooperation for conservation, but it was also designed not to challenge existing economic policies nor the powerful interest groups now enjoying them.
The GEF was certainly planned by governments partly for the Bank to respond constructively to the Western environmental uprising of the late 1980s, which focused much of its ire on the ecological consequences of Bank-funded dam, road and other development projects in the South.
www.spectrezine.org /global/zoeyoung.htm   (1619 words)

  
 One World Trust
GEF communication staff oversee the policy and the CEO is ultimately responsible for the organisation’s information disclosure, however staff are not trained on how to implement the policy.
GEF falls down however, in regards to equitable member control of the executive body as those member countries that contribute the most to the GEF’s budget—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, UK, and USA—have self-representation, while all other countries are grouped into constituencies and elect constituents to represent them at the Council.
In light of this, GEF should develop a policy to guide their handling of complaints from external stakeholders affected by the projects they finance and put in place the appropriate channels through which their grievances can be made.
www.oneworldtrust.org /?display=gef   (1755 words)

  
 Global Environment Facility
GEF resources are intended to complement traditional development funding and facilitate effective responses by other entities to address global environmental issues.
In the international waters area, the GEF's objective is to contribute primarily as a catalyst to the implementation of a more comprehensive, ecosystem-based approach to managing international waters and their drainage basins as a means of achieving global environmental benefits.
The GEF was set up as a pilot programme in 1991 to provide grant and concessional funds to developing countries for projects and activities that aim to protect the global environment.
www.ourplanet.com /txtversn/83/glblenvr.html   (2095 words)

  
 International Relations - Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established in 1990 to provide new and additional financial resources to address global environmental issues in developing countries and economies in transition.
Recently, the GEF was designated as the financial mechanism for the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol under the Convention on Biological Diversity, as the interim financial mechanism for the Stockholm POPs Convention, and as a financial mechanism for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.
The Department also provides input to the relationship between the GEF and the Conferences of the Parties for the conventions that are served by the GEF, and on the role of UNEP as an implementing agency of the GEF.
www.ec.gc.ca /international/unorgs/gef_e.htm   (629 words)

  
 Global Environment Facility
Although the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is an independent international financial entity, it is implemented by three United Nations bodies: UNEP.
The GEF was established in 1991 by the World Bank with UNEP and UNDP to help developing countries fund projects and programmes that protect the global environment.
GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
www.unep.ch /regionalseas/partners/p_gef.htm   (165 words)

  
 Global Environment Facility (GEF) Operations
The GEF finances projects to address six critical threats to the global environment: loss of biodiversity; climate change; degradation of international waters; ozone depletion; land degradation; persistent organic pollutants.
Since its beginning in 1991, the GEF has provided $6.2 billion in grants and generated over $20 billion in co-financing from other sources to support over 1,800 projects that produce global environmental benefits in 140 developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
Total GEF grant amount approved in FY06 amounted to US$327.97million (43 projects). For the active portfolio at the end of FY06 the largest focal areas were Biodiversity ($600m, 38%), Climate Change ($573m, 36%), International Waters ($215m, 14%) and Multiple Focal Area ($101m, 8%).
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 The Global Environment Facility (GEF)
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is an independent financial organization that helps developing countries fund programmes and projects to protect the global environment.
GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer and persistent organic pollutants.
Associating IFAD’s lending instruments with GEF grants widens the spectrum of interventions of both organizations and strengthens the development of programmes and projects in marginal lands and degraded ecosystems, and in post-conflict situations.
www.ifad.org /operations/gef/index.htm   (1450 words)

  
 Global Environment Facility Paves Way For Help
The assistance plan, formulated late last week by the governing body of the Global Environment Facility, will fund projects targeted at combating problems such as desertification and deforestation, thereby helping countries implement global environmental pacts, such as the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, aimed at promoting sustainable land management.
Countries affected by desertification may apply directly to the multimillion-dollar global fund for assistance once the plan is approved later this year.
The GEF was established in October 1991 and relies on voluntary contributions from countries to fund efforts to tackle global environmental problems such as biodiversity and climate change (U.N. release, May 19).
www.unwire.org /unwire/20030520/33817_story.asp   (157 words)

  
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GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY 1 3541IPC- Republic of Peru National Trust Fund for Protected Areas Project Document March 1995 THE WORLD BANK GEF Documentation The Global Environment Facility (GEF) assists developing countries to protect the global environment in four areas: global warming, pollution of international waters, destruction of biodiversity, and depletion of the ozone layer.
These criteria include: (i) the global importance of the area for biodiversity conservation, in terms of species diversity and endemism; (ii) the relative feasibility of management; and (iii) the degree of environmental impact resulting from human activity.
Park facilities and equipment for transportation and communication will be provided specifically to patrol the park, while at the same time making these resources available to researchers to the degree possible.
www-wds.worldbank.org /servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1995/03/01/000009265_3961219144440/Rendered/INDEX/multi0page.txt   (17605 words)

  
 Global Environment Facility to Convene in Beijing
The Global Environment Facility (GEF), a mechanism to provide grants and technical assistance for environmental projects, is to convene its second assembly in Beijing Wednesday.
Symposiums on the GEF and China's and the global environments and sustainable development, science and the world environment, and other topics will be held during the meeting.
Initiated by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the GEF aims to assist developing countries in implementing projects that benefit the global environment in the areas of biological diversity, climate change, international waters and ozone depletion.
www.china.org.cn /english/environment/45809.htm   (207 words)

  
 The Global Environment Facility (GEF)
In 1994 the GEF was restructured to provide for the permanent establishment of the GEF as a global environmental funding mechanism.
The aims of the GEF are to assist recipient (developing) countries in their efforts to solve global environmental problems occurring in their particular countries or regions.
The GEF is a financial mechanism providing funding for projects submitted by countries or regions in the four focal areas defined in the GEF Instrument: climate change; biological diversity; international waters and the ozone layer.
www.dfa.gov.za /foreign/Multilateral/inter/gef.htm   (291 words)

  
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GEF incremental funding for the International Waters Portfolio largely targets the transactions costs of helping groups of countries to identify and prioritize transboundary issues and their root causes, prepare programmes of action targeting these issues, and the capacity building, technical assistance and investments needed to begin to address these issues.
GEF needs to support mechanisms for sharing information between LME programmes on implementation, strategies for mitigating threats, and trends in the state of the environment, to realize full power of LME approach in addressing issues on a global scale/ in developing country LMEs.
GEF assistance is country needs-driven, therefore alternative delivery mechanisms for environmental infrastructure and services at the local government level are designed on the basis of countries’ specific conditions (investment climate, available national resources and institutional framework).
www.iwlearn.net /publications/misc/forums/internationalwaters   (5823 words)

  
 THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is an international financial entity.
The GEF is the leading multilateral entity working to reverse the degradation of aquifers, basins, lakes, oceans, rivers and wetlands of transboundary significance.
GEF has allocated US$354 million to over 100 international waters initiatives that help address shared problems in a coordinated, cost-effective manner.
www.chem.unep.ch /pts/gefintro.htm   (123 words)

  
 UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Global Environment Facility
SRISTI has initiated a global network of grassroots organizations and individuals via the "Honey Bee Network" which is operational in 71 countries to date.
The GEF Eco-development project is working to strengthen the management of seven protected areas in India.
GEF has also committed funds towards preparatory projects in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Gulf of Mannar.
www.sristi.org /gef1.html   (4160 words)

  
 Global Environment Facility Approves $153.7 Million for 14 Environment Projects
Jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank, the GEF is an independent multilateral financial mechanism helping developing countries protect the global environment.
The design of this new GEF project recognizes that Sri Lanka's protected areas cannot protect plants or elephants and other animals, without the cooperation and support, and hence the empowerment, of the nearby communitiessome of the poorest in the nationin the stewardship of biological diversity.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is an independent multilateral financial mechanism that assists developing countries to protect the global environment in four areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, and ozone layer depletion.
www.waternunc.com /gb/WB14.htm   (1122 words)

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