Latest news and updates from the partnership
Project News: A New Green Line, December 2020 - Issue #3
Newsletter for the "Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation Objective and Practices into China’s Water Resources Management" project in China
FAO Director-General meets CEO of Global Environment Facility
The heads of FAO and the GEF agreed that efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems are the solution to reversing environmental degradation, and working together to strengthen national institutions and policy coherence is a way to b
Using all tools to protect Chile's varied ecosystems
Chile’s vast and varied landscapes are under strain from deforestation, forest fires, drought, and urban growth. To counter these pressures, a FAO-GEF project will focus on protecting vulnerable ecosystems and plant and animal species where they are the m
A historic decision for the community forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo
In a breakthrough decision, 210 911 hectares of forest land was granted to communities Haut-Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support sustainable management of forest resources and land tenure security.
Tapping into community potential in Iran
The FAO-GEF Rehabilitation of Forest Landscapes and Degraded Land project has helped rural communities to organise themselves and work together to resolve problems in their areas, like a road connecting the village to urban areas and an upgrade to the lea
Empowering women to boost forest sciences
FAO's GEF-funded project is using a gender-responsive approach to climate planning and action to help countries make forest data more transparent and accessible in line with the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement.
Supporting national efforts to restore Azerbaijan's degraded lands
To reduce rising food security threats and support more sustainable land management practices in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency, the GEF is financing a new FAO-led initiative focused on strengthening Azerbaijan’s land health policies and improving lan
Press Release: Coastal fishing communities to benefits from a GEF’s project to improve livelihood and marine ecosystem
Funded by the GEF’s Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the project will help coastal fishing communities and protected areas in the Cambodia’s main four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk to improve their livelihoods by increas
In Benin, investing in mangroves for climate resilience
The GEF and the Least Developed Countries Fund are jointly supporting a new project led by the FAO that will enable communities along Benin’s southern coast to restore and sustainably manage the endangered mangrove forests they inhabit by helping them to
Global Environment Facility approves over $78 million to support FAO-led projects
16 countries will benefit from projects designed to conserve biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services, combat land degradation, and preserve natural resources on land and water
Global Environment Facility approves USD 27 million for five new projects in Latin America and the Caribbean
FAO will help implement projects in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela, which will benefit 439,000 people, half of whom are women.
FAO at the 59th GEF Council
The webpage elaborates on FAO-led projects approved in the December 2020 work program under GEF-7
GEF allotment helps Azerbaijan and Tajikistan protect natural resources and biodiversity
The 59th GEF Council agreed to support FAO projects in Azerbaijan and Tajikistan worth a total of USD 12.5 million.
GEF finances a project in Brazil to strengthen the sustainable management of natural resources in the Amazon region (Portugese))
The 59th GEF Council agreed to support a FAO project in Brazil with a funding of USD 3.4 million
Chile receives a boost for biodiversity restoration (Spanish)
A USD 6.3 million will support Chile in deploying actions related to the restoration and conservation of the landscape, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Carbon offsetting: A way to reach the Paris Agreement goals
In a webinar with GEF CEO, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, FAO addresses how investing in carbon sequestration, both in vegetation and in soils, can help meet the Paris Agreement.
FAO and Argentina together to fight hunger and promote food security globally
FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, and the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening collaboration on eradicating hunger and achieving food security in Argentina and in the world.
Looking below the surface of the importance of World Fisheries Day
Our world’s oceans may be a mystery to us, but they’re the source of livelihoods of many fishermen (and women) around the world. The article takes a deep dive into how this ancient tradition is adapting to the modern conditions.
Ramping up resilience: door to door deliveries scheme helps vulnerable households
Coastal Fisheries Initiative teams up with female fishers to keep the food chain alive
Sustainable agroforestry value chains to support forest and landscape restoration in Sao Tome and Principe
The Restoration Initiative (TRI) national project in Sao Tome and Principe is working to support short value chains based on the sustainable exploitation of non-timber forest products.