Global Environment Facility
– Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit
– to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems
– The GEF has become an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector to address global environmental issues.
– GEF serves as financial mechanism for the following conventions:
- Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
- – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- – Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
- – UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
- – Minamata Convention on Mercury
– The GEF, although not linked formally to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer (MP), supports implementation of the Protocol in countries with economies in transition.
– GEF administers the LDCF and SCCF which were established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC.
– GEF also administers the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) that was established by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).