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Integrating climate change and natural resource management for sustainable development in Africa
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. The GEF administers several funds, mainly the GEF Trust Fund (TF), the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). The GEF TF works through ﬁve Focal Areas: biodiversity, climate change, chemicals and waste, land degradation and international waters. The LDCF and SCCF funds provide funding for innovative adaptation projects.