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GEF’s Greenline Newsletter Introduces New CEO

August 2012: The latest issue of The Greenline newsletter of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) introduces the new GEF CEO and Chairperson, Naoko Ishii, as well as reports on recent climate change initiatives.

The July 2012 edition of The Greenline opens with remarks from the new GEF CEO and Chairperson, Naoko Ishii, who describes ongoing GEF involvement in supporting and implementing the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, as well as the success of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP).

The newsletter contains an overview of the 67 GEF climate change projects in 2012, in areas such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport systems and urban development, land use and forestry, and innovative low-carbon technologies. The new edition also reports on initiatives such as long-term technology transfer programmes, progress in clean energy coalitions at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and successes in Phase II of the Kiribati Adaptation Program. [Publication: The Greenline, July 2012]