Traversing the Coastal mangrove forests to save endangered trees   
September 13, 2021
Source: The Standard Digital - There are about 80 different species of mangrove trees across the world. Illegal logging has led to near-extinction of some rare mangrove species.
Towards sustainable finance: the global and local imperatives   
September 12, 2021
Source: The Daily Star - Following the global financial crisis of 2009, there has been growing recognition that the financial system must stay grounded and look beyond short-termism.
Value of nature: What is the cost of the trees in the Gabon forests that suck in carbon dioxide   
September 08, 2021
Source: Firstpost - How much is a tree worth when its roots are in the ground and its leaves are helping suck carbon from the air' Answer: in most places, far less than the dollar value of its wood. The value we put on nature is the subject of a...
US$13.9 m-grant to support biodiversity conservation, strengthen Caribbean organisations   
September 07, 2021
Source: The Jamaica Observer - Helping communities conserve biodiversity, build resilience to climate change and pursue sustainable development will be the focus of a new five-year, US$13.9 million grant-making and capacity-building programme launched...
Tunisia: Marine Biodiversity - GEF Willing to Fund Future Marine Ecosystem Conservation Projects in Tunisia   
September 06, 2021
Source: - Tunisia could access more funding to conserve its Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) over the next few years, restore its marine ecosystems and implement new marine conservation projects.
'Virtuous cycle': Putting a price on CO2 in Gabon's forests   
September 06, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - How much is a tree worth when its roots are in the ground and its leaves are helping suck carbon from the air' Answer: in most places, far less than the dollar value of its wood.
Adaptation solutions taxonomy   
September 06, 2021
Source: Prevention Web - Through an extensive consultation and review process involving leading climate experts, the Adaptation Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Accelerator Program (ASAP) in partnership with the IDB, IDB Lab and the Global...
World Bank extends USD 24.64 mn for ecosystem improvement   
September 05, 2021
Source: - Says 'I Didn't Put My Kaala Teeka' A grant agreement from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank of USD 24.64 million for the project was signed here today, a Finance Ministry ...
Green Tech Startups are Leading Africa’s Charge towards Electric Mobility   
September 04, 2021
Source: - South Africa sold only 92 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in 2020, down from 154 in 2019, representing 0.02% of domestic vehicle sales. Hybrid sales declined
New Govt. policy for conserving Environmentally Sensitive Areas in Sri Lanka   
September 03, 2021
Source: FT - in Sri Lanka with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). To introduce the new ESA policy and highlight the way forward for Sri Lanka, a virtual media briefing was held this morning in collaboration with the Ministry...
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