|Type of Structure:||organisation / agency|
No more in operation: IAASTD
|Duration :||1991 to present|
|Contact Address:||no office contact defined|
General information and objectivesThe GEF unites 182 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. Today the GEF is the largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.