Thegef GEF CEO: double support for sustainable cities proposed

 

 

At the One Planet Summit in Paris today, Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO and Chairperson, Naoko Ishii, proposed an increase in GEF’s support for sustainable cities.

 

“Going forward, we want to do even more, and I am extremely pleased to tell you that the GEF Secretariat is proposing to double the GEF financial contribution to our cities program for the next four years,” Ishii said. “In collaboration with our network of city based associations, the World Bank and other MDBs, we are aiming to bring 500 more cities into the Global Platform of Sustainable Cities by 2020.”

 

Naoko Ishii was speaking at the Summit session ‘Accelerating local and regional climate action’ which was hosted by Mme Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and C40 Chair.

 

GEF’s current sustainable cities program has already committed over USD $100 million in grants, and mobilized an additional USD $2.4 billion in financing to support city leaders in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

 

The program is taking a two-track approach – both carrying out projects in individual cities, and tying them together into a greater whole through a collaborative global platform where they will exchange knowledge, experience and good practice.

 

Cities already produce four fifths of the world's GDP, consume over two thirds of its energy and emit nearly three-quarters of its greenhouse gases. Fortunately, many cities and their leaders are in the vanguard of combating climate change and implementing sustainable development through such initiatives as the Compact of Mayors, the C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI -Local Governments for Sustainability. The GEF is increasingly harnessing that momentum.

 

At the One Planet Summit, Naoko Ishii also spoke at a World Bank event on the West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program, where she highlighted the recent approval by the GEF council of a USD $20 million contribution to WACA project. 

 

 

Find out more...

 

Go back

CBFP News

GEF-Small grants, big impacts: a community-led initiative is saving Viet Nam’s land crabs

Conserving the global commons can mean grappling with complex issues, studying the science underlying them, and making far-reaching commitments. But it can also involve measuring crabs in a hot village square.

Read more …

Aux Arbres : ATIBT takes part in the 1st public awareness event for the forests

It’s a first! Last Friday and Saturday was organized by Maisons du Monde Foundation a public event around the preservation of forests, climate and biodiversity in Nantes.

Read more …

Atibt: New edition of Racewood in Gabon WoodShow

On 21 and 22 June, the ATIBT organized the Racewood in Libreville, as part of Gabon WoodShow, the first timber fair in the Congo Basin. ATIBT has decided to take advantage of the launch this year of Gabon WoodShow, Gabon’s first wood and technology show in Gabon, to join the event and hold a new edition of the Racewood.

Read more …

Atibt: ATIBT and COMIFAC sign a collaboration agreement at Racewood

TIBT and COMIFAC signed a collaboration agreement at the Racewood on June 21, in Libreville (Gabon). The ATIBT Racewood remains one of the key events in the tropical timber industry. It represents a major opportunity on the African continent of multi-partner relationship. For two days, the key actors of the sector meet and exchange: donors, development agencies, policy makers, NGOs, civil society, country representatives, researchers, scientists, training organizations, unions, producers, managers, importers and industrialists .

Read more …

The Congo Basin at the heart of the GEF General Assembly - GEF Secretariat: High Level Roundtable on Congo Basin Sustainable landscapes, June 28 2018, Ariyana ballroom, Da Nang, Viet Nam

GEF - Secretariat: Summary of the High-Level Roundtable on Congo Basin Sustainable landscapes, June 28 2018, Ariyana ballroom, GEF Assembly, Da Nang, Viet Nam - Congo Basin Sustainable landscapes: around 70 persons took part in this High-Level Roundtable moderated by Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director for Programme and Policy at IUCN.  The discussions focused on the protection of global important biodiversity in protected areas, the management of biodiversity out of protected areas through large-scale landscape approaches, the importance of forest dependent communities and traditional knowledge...

Read more …

GCF: Workshop forges direct links to country-led climate action

Songdo, 01 Jun 2018 The Green Climate Fund has strengthened its country-driven approach to supporting global climate action with the conclusion today of the Empowering Direct Access workshop.

Read more …

GCF: Green Climate Fund B.20 meeting press release

Songdo, 04 Jul 2018 The 20th meeting of the GCF Board ended today in Songdo, following four days of challenging and difficult discussions between Board members. The Board meeting was Chaired by Lennart Båge, in the absence of Co-Chair Paul Oquist.

Read more …

unfccc.int: UN Climate Chief Calls on Oil Producers to Undertake Rapid, Ambitious Energy Transition

UN Climate Change News, 20 June 2018 - UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa today called on oil producing countries to make the challenging but necessary transition to renewable energy in order to enable a low-carbon future and prevent the worst ravages of climate change, which include ever more severe and frequent droughts, flooding and storms caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

 

Read more …

CBFP News Archive

2018

Fourth CBFP Council meeting
Forest Watch - April 2018