Protecting global biodiversity receives boost as 29 countries pledge
over $5 billion to the Global Environment Facility
• Twenty-nine countries jointly pledge $5.25 billion to protect biodiversity and curb threats
from climate change, plastics and toxic chemicals
• Biodiversity protection represents biggest share of GEF’s 8th programming period
• Replenishment provide crucial support to ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework
to be agreed later this year at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) in Kunming, China.
8 April 2022. More than $5 billion has been pledged by twenty-nine countries for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), providing a major boost to international efforts to protect biodiversity and curb threats from climate change, plastics, and toxic chemicals through collaboration action this decade.
Announced today, the support totals $5.25 billion and increases the GEF’s funding by nearly 30 per cent compared to its most recent four-year operating cycle.
The GEF is the primary source of financing for biodiversity protection globally and is the only multilateral fund working across all aspects of environmental health.