FAO and the GEF

Partnering for sustainable agri-food systems and the environment

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FAO at the Seventh GEF Assembly

Environmental leaders from 185 countries will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada for the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility from August 22-26. Building on recent diplomatic breakthroughs on biodiversity loss, toxic chemicals, and the high seas, the GEF Assembly will be a critical stocktaking for 2030 goals to end pollution and nature loss, combat climate change, and propel inclusive, locally-led conservation.

It is expected to include the launch of the Global Biodiversity Framework Fund, a new source of funding for protecting endangered species and their ecosystems globally. The GEF was selected to manage this new fund at the COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity summit in December 2022.

Since 2006, FAO has partnered with the GEF to support over 130 countries in tackling the most critical issues at the nexus of agrifood systems and the environment. At the Seventh GEF Assembly, FAO will present proven agrifood system solutions for a healthy planet, healthy people through our events, discussions, publications, stories, and exhibitions.

FAO Events

Food Systems Transformation Pathways

Date: 22 August 2023
Time: 15:00–16:30
Location: Room 208
(changed from Room 211)

Transparency for raising NDC ambitions and transforming agri-food systems

Date: 23 August, 2023
Time: 13:00–14:30
Location: Room 207

GEF Gender Partnership in Action: Support for a transformative and inclusive GEF-8

Date: 23 August 2023
Time: 15:00–16:30
Location: Room 208

GEF-8 Food Systems Integrated Program Country Briefing

Date: 23 August 2023
Time: 15:30–16:30
Location: Room 203

FAO-GEF Solutions

GCRA EAF Venezuela
Ecosystem Restoration Bees Chile Fisheries
Land Degradation CS Plastics
Uzbek Women CBIT Forest Gambia irrigation