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Talking points (July 2008) (English)

In this issue: Launch of international tiger conservation initiative; Global Environment Facility (GEF) Earth Fund: a public private partnership; GEF grants US$1 million to China for rapid assessment of chemical contamination after the earthquake; GEF strategic partnership on the Black Sea and Danube Basin - ten successful projects financed by GEF Investment Fund in Europe and Central Asia (ECA); groundwater: the case for Africa; the development marketplace announces 100 finalists for this years` competition on sustainable agriculture; preparations for the fourth overall performance study have started; international conference on evaluating climate change and development, 10-13 May 2008 in Alexandria, Egypt; input on the resource allocation framework (RAF) midterm review; national dialogue initiative: national and sub-regional workshops in Africa; new focal points and council members; new staff and other announcements from the GEF secretariat Patrizia Cocca - communications officer; Danielus Pivoriunas - senior operations officer; new green space for Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) secretariat and UNEP/GEF liaison office; take the GEF website survey; and upcoming events.


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Talking points (July 2008) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.