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Global Environment Facility
Global Environment Facility
International or regional financial institution


The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided $14.5 billion in grants and mobilized $75.4 billion in additional financing for almost 4,000 projects. The GEF has become an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector to address global environmental issues.

The GEF’s 18 implementing partners are: Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AFDB), Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Conservation International (CI), Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Foreign Economic Cooperation Office - Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (FECO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade (FUNBIO), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), West African Development Bank (BOAD), World Bank Group (WBG), World Wildlife Fund U.S. (WWF).

The GEF serves as financial mechanism for the following conventions:

The GEF administers the LDCF and SCCF which were established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC. The GEF also administers the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) that was established by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In addition, the GEF Secretariat hosts the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat. 



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Landscapes Viet Nam


IDH has focused the work of the landscape program on the concept of PPI: Production-Protection-Inclusion. IDH is implementing this concept through the development of PPI compacts in 11 landscapes in seven countries. These are agreements between public, private and civil society parties to enhance sustainable productive land and secure livelihoods in exchange for natural resource conservation. IDH convenes coalitions that develop these compacts. The compacts are based on participatory land-use planning, whereby land for production (increasing productivity), livelihoods (income diversification, resilience, access to markets) and protection (forest, water, soil) is clearly identified, and their related uses are agreed on by the landscape stakeholders and recognized by local and national governments. The compacts also include goals for each of the PPI components, a time-bound plan of action, clear definition of roles and responsibilities, and a budget for implementation. The compacts are the basis for the PPI Fund and other investors to invest in the landscapes, as well as the basis for regional sourcing by supply chain companies. This will result in coalitions that are self-sustaining, are linked to markets, and prove the business case for landscape-level interventions and investments.