Global Environment Facility - 6th Assembly, Vietnam 2018

Global Environment Facility - 6th Assembly, Vietnam 2018
Da Nang, Vietnam

Global Environment Facility - 6th Assembly, Vietnam 2018

With the support of EJN, nine journalists from different regions are in Da Nang, Vietnam, to cover the 6th Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (June 23-29, 2018), where they are reporting on the discussions and decisions that are coming out of the Assembly meeting.

With the support of the World Bank, EJN launched the project - Global Voices Reporting on the GEF, which awarded fellowships to nine journalists from around the world to provide first-hand coverage of the proceedings at the 6th GEF Assembly. The journalists are covering the Assembly meetings and are also receiving training and mentoring by environmental journalism trainers.


Held every four years, the Assembly is the GEF’s highest governing body and gathers representatives of all its 183-member countries, implementing agencies, conventions, civil society organizations and indigenous peoples, academia, and business leaders to celebrate past achievements and the launch of its seventh replenishment cycle (GEF-7). The event is a rare chance to share knowledge, ideas and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.

The GEF Council meets twice a year to approve new projects with global environmental benefits in the focus areas of biodiversity, climate change migration, chemicals and waste, international waters, land degradation, and sustainable forest management; and in the GEF’s integrated approach programs on sustainable cities, taking deforestation out of commodity chains, and sustainability and resilience for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Council also provides guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies. (from GEF website:


Please read the articles below from our fellows at the conference:

EJN Brings Journalist Fellows to GEF Assembly

Globe needs action to reverse climate impact: GEF chief

World gathers to tackle climate change challenges

India among eight nations gets funds for marine conservation

Here's first e-course that links gender with environment!

Radio Report: Nigeria can access global facility to address ecological issues, says GEF

Exclusive interview with Achim Steiner, UNDP at GEF 2018

Developing Countries Face Environmental Funding Cuts

Move to circular economy to restore ecosystems: GEF chief

Plastic straws just one example of curse to nature: UN Environment chief Erik Solheim

Green bodies pledge to improve climate funding for developing world

Green funds dry up for developing countries

Green money summit ends with focus on coalitions

Canada pledges $228.79m to advance climate action

India bats for technology, finance to achieve green goals

Women's empowerment can deliver green outcomes: Marshall Islands President

Climate talks ends with focus on multi-stakeholder coalitions

US cuts half of resources for global environmental protection fund (em português)

The last sanctuary

Exclusive interview with Eric Solheim, UNEP chief - Plastic straws just one example of curse to nature

Vietnam plays strategic role in Climate Vulnerable Forum: Marshall Islands president

Saving the environment starts small: A success story from Vietnam’s Hoi An

UN charges Nigeria on speedy Ogoni clean-up, desert restoration

Jibril to GEF Assembly: How Nigeria is caring for the environment

How waste management is helping Vietnamese women earn a living

Will Duterte allow foreign funding for Benham Rise planning?

First time solar project opposed in Vietnam

UN call for more action from actors of the economy (Em Portugues)


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