Global Environment Facility: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Mizoram launches Green-Ag project

Published: July 31, 2020

Mizoram government has launched Green-Ag project, funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF), aimed at catalyzing sustainable transformation of Indian agriculture without compromising the food security and income safety for the farmers. Highlights Mizoram is one of the five states where the said project is being implemented apart from Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Mizoram ..

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GEF assisted Green – Ag Project to transform Indian Agriculture

Published: January 3, 2019

The Government has launched the “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environmental benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in association with Global Environment Facility (GEF). About the Project The features of the project are: The project would be implemented in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in ..

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ADB to provide US $13 million loan to EESL to promote efficient energy usage in India

Published: November 12, 2018

Asian Development Bank (ADB) it will provide US $13 million loan to Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) to promote efficient energy usage in India. It will be provided by Global Environment Facility (GEF) as part of US $200 million ADB-financed Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Sector Project. Key Facts ADB funding is helping EESL finance energy service utilities ..

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Seychelles launchs world’s first Sovereign Blue Bond

Published: November 1, 2018

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond – a financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. The bond developed with the assistance of the World Bank & was placed to 3 investors: Calvert Impact Capital, Nuveen and Prudential. The blue bond has a US$5m guarantee from the ..

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India launches Green Agriculture project along with FAO to bring transformative change in farm sector

Published: September 19, 2018

In New Delhi, the Government of India (GoI) along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recently launched the Green Agriculture project that seeks to bring transformative change in the farm sector through conservation of biodiversity and forest landscapes. The $33.5 million project is being funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by GoI’s ..

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