T9 (Provisioning Services): How to Use GEF Funding
This page aims to provide information regarding the sustainable management and use of wild species, thereby providing social, economic and environmental benefits for people, especially those in vulnerable situations and those most dependent on biodiversity, 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.
The capacity of ecosystems to provide the essential services on which societies depend continues to decline, and consequently, most ecosystem services (nature’s contributions to people) are in decline. In general, poor and vulnerable communities, as well as women, are disproportionately affected by this decline. Mammal and bird species responsible for pollination are on average moving closer to extinction, as are species used for food and medicine. Reported actions included: Inclusion of a gender perspective in the development of biodiversity policies; Raising awareness of the importance of ecosystem services; Support for research projects, including on issues related to economic valuation; Convening of capacity-building workshops. Reported challenges were: Lack of funding for research, programmes and green infrastructure projects; Lack of knowledge or data on how the needs of women may be taken into account in ecosystem management.
Financial support of the Global Environment Facility
GEF-financed projects related to provisioning services
- Wildlife Conservation for Development
- Amazon, Congo, and Critical Forest Biomes
- BDFA: Objective One
- IWFA: Objective One