What is Global Environment Facility (GEF) and GIM? Grant Agreement Signed with World Bank (Download PDF)

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A Grant Agreement of USD 24.64 million for “Ecosystem Service Improvement Project” was signed with World Bank Global Environment Facility (GEF). Project entirely financed by the World Bank out of its GEF Trust Fund for 05 years.

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  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to implement the Project in the States of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

  • Project to be implemented through Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education under the National Mission for Green India.

Objectives

  • Empower Departments of Forestry and Community Organisations to enhance forest ecosystem services

  • Improve livelihoods of forest dependent communities in Central Indian Highlands

What is Global Environment Facility?

  • GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues

  • Global Environment Facility (GEF) established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle environmental problems.

  • GEF has provided over $17 billion in grants and mobilized $88 billion in financing more than 4000 projects in 170 countries.

  • Unique partnership of 18 agencies like United Nations agencies, multilateral development banks, national entities, and international NGOs. The GEF receives continuous inputs from an independent evaluation offices and an excellent scientific panel.

    • Financial mechanism for 5 major international environmental conventions:

    • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

    • United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)

    • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

    • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    • Minamata Convention on Mercury

  • Innovator supporting alliances to preserve threatened ecosystems, build greener cities, boost food security, and promote clean energy for a more prosperous, climate-resilient world.

National Mission for Green India (GIM)

  • GIM is one of the eight key Missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

  • Aims at protecting, enhancing, and restoring decreasing forest cover and responding to climate change by mitigation and adaptation measures.

  • Acknowledges influence forests on environmental amelioration through climate change mitigation, water security, food security, biodiversity conservation and livelihood security of forest-dependent communities.

  • Promotes decentralized participatory approach by involving grass root level communities and organizations in decision-making, planning, implementation and monitoring.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 17, 2017

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