On the preamble, COLOMBIA
suggested deleting references to the COP not having provided
guidance to the GEF on the development of the resource
allocation framework (RAF), as there had been no COP meeting
during that period.
photo L-R: Elizabeth Hodson and Ana Maria Hernandez
and delegates agreed, to replace language regarding the need to
establish "basic capacity" to implement the Protocol
with "at least base-level of" capacity.
photo: Ben Durham (South Africa)
The GEF explained
that the RAF originated as a condition set out by donors as part of the 2002 third GEF
replenishment, and agreed upon by the GEF Council in 2005, adding that all CBD
parties are represented in the GEF Council.
Above photo L-R: Paz Valiente and Mario Ramos (GEF)