Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities

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Global Environment Facility

Since 1992 when the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was first established during the Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems, it has supported over 5,000 projects in 170 countries. GEF has provided more than $21.1 billion in grants and $114 billion in co-financing. Specifically, with the GEF Small Grants Programme, more than 25,000 civil society and community initiatives in 133 countries were supported.

The GEF recently agreed to three major strategies: 

Firstly to focus is to catalyze transformational change in key systems that are driving major environmental loss, in particular energy, cities and food;

Secondly to prioritizing integrated projects and programs that address more than one global environmental problem at a time, building on the GEF's unique position and mandate to act on a wide range of global environmental issues; and

Thirdly to implement new strategies and policies to enhance results, including stronger engagement with the private sector, indigenous peoples, and civil society, and an increased focus on gender equality.