News and highlights from across the GEF partnership - GEF Newsletter | November 2019
Investing in nature took center stage during the World Bank Group Annual Meetings, where GEF CEO and Chairperson Naoko Ishii joined an eminent panel to discuss ways to protect and encourage an integrated approach to economic planning and biodiversity conservation. Read more >>
At the Our Ocean conference in Oslo, the head of the Global Environment Facility announced a $6.8 million contribution from the GEF Trust Fund to help seven countries across Central America jointly assess opportunities and challenges from the blue economy along their Pacific coasts. Read more >>
At a time when the world grapples with the menace of air pollution killing 7 million people prematurely every year, Sri Lanka, with support from UNEP, convened a two-day event at which UN member states came together to adopt the “Colombo Declaration” with an ambition to halve nitrogen waste by 2030. Read more >>
Illegal logging, fishing and wildlife trade rob the world of precious natural resources – and ultimately of development benefits and livelihoods. The World Bank's Benoit Blarel highlights a new report led by the GEF-funded Global Wildlife Program that tallied the annual cost of these illegal activities at a staggering $1-2 trillion.
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