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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 Thursday, 20 June 2013

The forty-fourth GEF Council met for a third and last day on Thursday, 20 June 2013 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. Council members and their Alternates met in a closed session in the morning to consider the report of the Selection and Review Committee.

Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson, then opened the 14th meeting of the Adaptation to Climate Change for the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). The LDCF/SCCF Council adopted decisions on, inter alia, the joint work program for the LDCF/SCCF, and the administrative budgets of the Funds. The Funds were bolstered by additional pledges, amounting to US$129 million for the LDCF, and US$69.2 million for the SCCF.

The Council then approved the joint summary of the chairs, and closed at 2:54pm.

Josceline Wheatley Co-Chair, UK, closed the forty-fourth GEF Council meeting at 2:54 pm
 
   
L-R: Ramesh Ramankutty, GEF Secretariat, Bonizella Biagini, GEF Secretariat; Josceline Wheatley Co-Chair,
UK; Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson; and William Ehlers, GEF Secretariat

   
 
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson
Josceline Wheatley Co-Chair, UK
William Ehlers, GEF Secretariat
 
Bonizella Biagini, GEF Secretariat, presenting the LCDF portfolio at a glance
 
Michelle Kaminski, Canada
 
Karine Siegwart, Switzerland
 
Erik Bjorneye, Norway
 
L-R: Roberto Brandão Cavalcanti, Brazil, and Gustavo Fonseca,
GEF Secretariat
 
Jozef Buys, Belgium
M. Ul Haq Minhas, Pakistan
Chris Whaley, UK
 
L-R: Marivic Pajaro, Haribon Foundation, the Philippines; Dipayan Dey, South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE);
and Mohammed Al Masalha, Dean, Faculty of International Studies, University of Jordan, Jordan

 
Plenary view of the Council in session
 
Frank Fass-Metz, Germany
 
Robert Bakiika, Regional Focal Point for
Eastern African region, GEF-NGO Network
 
Sabria Bnouni, Tunisia
 
Participants reviewing text of the report
 
   
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson, with the GEF LDCF/SCCF and Adaptation team
   
 
L-R: Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson with the ENB team: Tallash Kantai; Nicole de
Paula Domingos
; and Franz Dejon
 
 
 
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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