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.
Monday, November 1, 11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Although growing evidence demonstrates the primary role of indigenous peoples and local communities in protecting forests and biodiversity, an analysis of climate funds invested over the past 10 years shows that these have not reached the communities where nature protection activities are actually at stake.
Following a presentation by the leaders of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities, the largest organization of territorial organizations in the tropical strip, of their vision of a new climate finance mechanism that can reach indigenous peoples and local communities more directly, panelists will discuss how to use existing funds and relevant policies to enhance their contribution to that vision, including IPLCs and Governments needs to move forward this agenda.