To support developing countries to implement international agreements on climate change, biodiversity, land degradation and harmful chemicals as integral elements of sustainable development. GEF’s other activities include sustainable forest management, international waters and protecting the ozone layer.
A multilateral project administered by the World Bank, it will avoid deforestation by building sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. Defra is supporting programmes in Indonesia and Zambia.
UK’s funding, along with other donors, will help improve management of landscapes and seascapes covering 300 million hectares, and reduce projected emissions of carbon dioxide by 750 million tons.
The programme operates in the Cerrado and Caatinga biomes in Brazil, over the course of four years (2017 - 2021). As a follow-up phase to a similar ICF intervention in Brazil, the programme aims to restore deforested and degraded land on small- and medium-sized farms and will target the barriers experienced by farmers in accessing rural credit.
The Eco.business fund is a public-private partnership. The fund will promote business and consumption practices that contribute to biodiversity conversation, the sustainable use of natural resources and to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. The Fund will secure private sector investments and support both financial instruments and non-financial instruments, such as technical assistance. This could be, for instance, helping sustainably certified farmers to grow shade covered coffee plantations.
The Montreal Protocol is an international environmental agreement with universal ratification to protect the earth’s ozone layer by eliminating use of ozone depleting substances (ODS), which would otherwise allow increased UV radiation to reach the earth, resulting in higher incidence of skin cancers and eye cataracts, more-compromised immune systems, and negative effects on watersheds, agricultural lands and forests
This World Bank-managed project aims to improve the management of protected areas and biologically-critical ecosystems, in order to avoid deforestation and increase resilience to climate change. The project will focus heavily on biodiversity conservation and in particular tackling the causes of human-elephant conflict.
This World Bank-managed project aims to improve the management of ecosystems in selected locations Sri Lanka for conservation and community benefits by enhancing the management of protected areas and biologically-critical ecosystems, in order to avoid deforestation and increase resilience to climate change.
The objective of the Fund is the Sustainable Management, Conservation and Restoration of Mangrove Habitats by developing and embedding operational blue carbon markets across the Caribbean, South and Central America that provide local communities with a sustainable income and assist in moving low-income countries towards low-emission, climate-resilient development.
To deliver excellent climate research to provide an improved understanding of past climate and enable better projections to underpin national scientific capability and inform domestic and international policy commitments (e.g. Climate Change Act 2008 and UNFCCC negotiations).
This project aims to design and introduce a scalable model of sustainable development for mangrove habitats. Objectives can be grouped under four headings, blue carbon sequestration and forestry management, fisheries management and improvement, mangrove livelihood diversification, and community health and women’s empowerment.
UNEP sets global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew provides an international centre of expertise and benefits to developing countries, including through collections and seed banks, agricultural science including collaboration with the ODA eligible Global Crop Diversity Trust, plant health including diagnosis of plant pests and diseases and biosecurity, capacity building (CBD, CITES, Nagoya Protocol, IPBES), M&E of ICF, advice on climate change resilience.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
The Convention on International Trade in Endagered Species (CITES) regulates international trade in wildlife and wildlife products.
The Nagoya Protocol aims at sharing the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way.
The Basel Convention controls International shipment of Harzadous Waste
The Convention on Biological Diversity explicitly aims to contribute human well-being and poverty eradication in developing countries through taking actions to halt biodiversity loss and ensuring essential ecosystem services.
This project uses existing intelligence to integrate pro-poor policies for park-adjacent communities alongside anti-trafficking objectives, removing drivers of wildlife crime locally whilst simultaneously targeting convictions higher up the IWT value chain. Outputs will be implemented via "best of breed" partnerships with international, national, and local organisations with expertise in livelihoods, human wildlife conflict (HWC), crime analysis, legal and intelligence skills.
The project will enable NRT's Conservancy Livelihood Fund to operate at scale across a 2.7 million hectare landscape in northern Kenya's elephant range. This fund will support communities, through their Community Conservancies, to enhance their livelihoods with human, economic and land development, and link these benefits to conservancy membership. This will cement the relationship between successful conservancies, good elephant protection, and their own well-being.