T7 (Pollution Reduction): How to Use GEF Funding
This page aims to provide information regarding the reduction of pollution risks and the negative impact of pollution from all sources for recipient Parties and relevant stakeholders, including how to access funding of the Global Environment Facility in this regard. It is a work in progress and will be updated as necessary.
Pollution, including from excess nutrients, pesticides, plastics and other waste, continues to be a major driver of biodiversity loss. Despite increasing efforts to improve the use of fertilizers, nutrient levels continue to be detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity. Plastic pollution is accumulating in the oceans, with severe impacts on marine ecosystems, and in other ecosystems with still largely unknown implications. Actions taken in many countries to minimize plastic waste have not been sufficient to reduce this source of pollution. Reported actions included: Regulatory approaches to pollutants; Setting up monitoring systems and standards; Promoting the development and improvement of infrastructure to improve waste management; Regulation of fertilizer use; Monitoring of agricultural runoff; Placing of caps on nitrogen use; Bans or restrictions on certain types of plastics; Awareness campaigns and community clean-up events on plastics; Increasing efforts related to recycling.
Financial support of the Global Environment Facility
GEF-financed projects related to combating pollution
- Food Systems
- Clean and Healthy Oceans
- Eliminating Hazardous Chemicals from Supply Chains
- Circular Solutions to Plastic Pollution
- IWFA: Objective One
- CWFA: Objectives One and Three