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.
ABOUT THE GEF
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: https://assembly.thegef.org/)
Please read the articles below from our fellows at the conference: