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GEF CEO: double support for
sustainable cities proposed
At the One Planet Summit in Paris today, Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO
and Chairperson, Naoko Ishii, proposed an increase in GEF’s support for
“Going forward, we want to do even more, and I am extremely pleased to tell you
that the GEF Secretariat is proposing to double the GEF financial contribution
to our cities program for the next four years,” Ishii said. “In collaboration
with our network of city based associations, the World Bank and other MDBs, we
are aiming to bring 500 more cities into the Global Platform of Sustainable
Cities by 2020.”
Naoko Ishii was speaking at the Summit session ‘Accelerating local and regional
climate action’ which was hosted by Mme Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and C40
GEF’s current sustainable cities program has already committed over USD $100
million in grants, and mobilized an additional USD $2.4 billion in financing to
support city leaders in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
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