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Installing solar panels, biking to work, switching to sustainable agriculture, buying clothes second-hand instead of new -- what do all these have in common? For one, these are all measures that could help save money and mitigate climate change.
By Carlo Carugi, Senior Evaluation Officer, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office
By Jeneen R. Garcia, Evaluation Officer, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office
A gold mine of information: lessons from early GEF efforts to reduce mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining
By Gabriel Sidman, Evaluation Officer, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office
My recent work as consultant to the UNEG Working Group on Integrating Environmental and Social Impact into Evaluations (ESI) has shown that UNEG member evaluation offices face challenges in adequately evaluating interventions that are not primarily focused on
When COVID-19 was discovered in Malaysia, it affected a GEF project supporting reduction in greenhouse emissions across building infrastructure in the health and hospitality sectors (UNIDO GEF ID:4878).
We live in a rapidly changing world although we don’t always notice it as our lives unfold in the midst of these changes. Only when you think back, even only a few years, to a specific time and you compare how life was then, do you notice how different it is now.
Energy efficiency has the capability to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Provisions to tap this resource must be central to climate policy to get the needed reductions, and to get them as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Summary: IFAD was one of the pioneers in the UN system to recognize the need to evaluate the intended and unintended environmental consequences of development interventions.
A lot has been said about the importance of the environmental dimension in evaluations.