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Speaker: Gökmen Argun
Title: GEF support program and applications in Turkey
29 Kasım, 2022, Salı, 13.30-14.30 & FB309
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Summary: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is an environmental program run jointly by the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank. The administration and internal procedures of the GEF were determined in line with the results of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In this context, GEF aims to contribute to the fight against environmental problems at the global level by supporting projects in four areas. These areas are biodiversity, climate change, international waters and the depletion of the ozone layer. Soil degradation and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) have also been added to the aforementioned focus areas in recent years.
Biography: Gökmen Argun, UN GEF SGP National Coordinator, has more than 25 years of experience and a passion for nature and marine conservation. She has coordinated more than 200 projects funded by the Small Grant Programme in Turkey. Gökmen has a B.Sc. in Urban Planning and M.Sc. in Regional Planning from METU Ankara. Previously she worked in the private sector as a planner, has 11 years of experience working with NGOs as a nature conservationist and is also an editor of the publication, ‘Key Biodiversity Areas of Turkey’ prepared for Birdlife Turkey. She has deep knowledge and understanding of territoriality, biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, NGOs, policy making, creative thinking and implementing action on ground.