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Global Environment Facility (GEF) consultation meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), 44th Meeting of the GEF Council and 14th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council

17-20 June 2013 | World Bank headquarters, Washington, DC, United States of America
 
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Highlights for Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The forty-fourth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) convened on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 in Washington D.C. The meeting was opened by GEF CEO and Chairperson, Naoko Ishii, who shared her reflections on her first year of work at the Facility. She described her efforts to engage with convention secretariats, world leaders, and the civil society among others, to ensure that “GEF has a seat at the table wherever key decisions on global environmental matters are being discussed.”

In the morning, the Council elected Josceline Wheatley (Council member for the UK) to Co-Chair the meeting. They considered and discussed the Annual Monitoring Report FY12: Part II, and the first report of Overall Performance Study and Management Response (OPS5). They heard a keynote address by Johan Rockström, Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University in relation to the GEF 2020 Strategy. Naoko Ishii also gave an update on the GEF 2020 Strategy.

In the afternoon, Council members heard an update on the GEF-5 Programming, and on the GEF-6 replenishment. They also considered and approved the work programme and budget for the GEF Evaluation Office, and approved a decision for Mexico to host the fifth Assembly of the GEF.

Participants at the 44th meeting of the GEF Council
 
Josceline Wheatley Co-Chair, UK
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson
 
   
L-R: Jos Wheatley Co-Chairperson, UK; Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson and William
Ehlers
, GEF Secretariat
   
 
Ramesh Ramankutty, GEF Secretariat
Johan Rockström, Stockholm Resilience
Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
Robert van den Berg, Director, GEF
Evaluation Office
 
Stephen Zuke, Swaziland
 
Libran Cabactulan, the Philippines
 
Nuritdin Inamov, Russian Federation
 
View of the Council in session
 

Johan Rockström, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden, giving his keynote
presentation to the council

 
Sean Batten, Australia
Laura Palma, Italy
Ali Mohammed, Kenya
 
Mariano Muñoz Carpena, Spain
Rita Mishaan, FundaEco
Ryusuke Nakayama, Japan
 
 
L-R: Halima Kolo Mohammed, Nigeria; Anyaa Vohiri, Liberia; and Alimata Kone
Bakayoko
, Côte d'Ivoire

 
Jean Ilunga Muneng, Democratic
Republic of Congo
 
Matthew Kotchen, US
 
Margarita Perez Villaseñor, Mexico
 
Faizal Parish, GEF-NGO Network Central
Focal Point
 
Jozef Buys, Belgium
 
Han Bin, China
 
Video message from Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme
 
Participants from Mexico and Argentina
 
Jos Wheatley Co-Chair, UK, with delegates from the US
Jozef Buys, Belgium, consulting with Mac experts from
the GEF Secretariat
 
   
Delfin Ganapin, Global Manager, GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) (right), with CSO
participants
   
 
GEF SGP and CSO participants watching the the proceedings via simultaneous television broadcast
 
 
 
Related Links
GEF resources

*Forty-fourth Meeting of the GEF Council website and documents

*Forty-fourth Meeting of the GEF Council annotated provisional agenda

*CSO consulation agenda

*Fourteenth LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting website and documents

*Fourteenth LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting provisional annotated agenda

*Fourteenth LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting work program


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF Council Consultation Meeting with CSOs, Forty-third Meeting of the GEF Council and LDCF/SCCF 13th meeting, 13-15 November 2012, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF Council Consultation Meeting with CSOs, Forty-second Meeting of the GEF Council and LDCF/SCCF 12th meeting, 5-7 June 2012, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-first Meeting of the GEF Council, 7-10 November 2011, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the Fortieth Meeting of the GEF Council, 24-26 May 2011, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth GEF Assembly, 24-28 May 2010, Punta del Este, Uruguay

*IISD RS coverage of the Third GEF Assembly, 29-30 August 2006, Cape Town, South Africa

*IISD RS coverage of the Second GEF Assembly, 16-18 October 2002, Beijing, China

*IISD RS coverage of the First GEF Assembly, 1-3 April 1998, New Delhi, India

*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy

*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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