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Global Environment Facility (GEF) consultation meeting with civil society organizations (CSOs), 45th Meeting of the GEF Council, and 15th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council

4-7 November 2013 | World Bank headquarters, Washington, DC, United States of America
 
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Highlights for Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A view of the Washington Monument at sunset

The forty-fifth meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) convened on Tuesday, 5 November, at the World Bank offices in Washington D.C. The meeting was opened by GEF CEO and Chairperson Naoko Ishii who highlighted recent MEA activities, which she said indicate strong demand for GEF as an important player in the global environment. She welcomed Conservation International and WWF-US as two new GEF Project Agencies. The Council elected Margarita Perez Villaseñor (Council member for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela constituency) as Chairperson and adopted the agenda.

In the morning, the Council: considered Annual Monitoring Review FY 13: Part I; Annual Report on the Impact and Management Response; Progress Report on the Pilot Accreditation of GEF Project Agencies; and a Note on the Organization of the Fifth GEF Assembly.

In the afternoon, the Council addressed: the Progress Report of the GEF Evaluation Office Director, including the OPS6 Progress Report and Management Response; Mid-Term Evaluation of the System for Transparent Allocation of Resources and Management Response; Mid-Term Evaluation of the National Portfolio Formulation Exercise (NPFE) and Management Response; and the Progress Report on the GEF Project Cycle Streamlining Measures.

 
 
OPENING OF THE MEETING
 
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson, opened the 45th meeting of the GEF Council
 
Margarita Perez Villaseñor, Mexico, was elected as Co-Chairperson
of the meeting
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson
 
Niels Crone, Chief Operating Officer, Conservation
International (CI)
     
Carter Roberts, President and CEO, WWF-US
 
   
L-R: Co-Chairperson Margarita Perez Villaseñor, Mexico; Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson; and William Ehlers, Team Leader, External Affairs, GEF Secretariat
   
 
Jean Ilunga Muneng, Democratic
Republic of Congo
 
Ximena George-Nascimento, Chile
 
Tshiteem Karma, Bhutan
 
 
Matthew Kotchen, US
Anyaa Vohiri, Liberia
Anton Hilber, Switzerland
 
Ramesh Ramankutty, GEF Secretariat
 
Frederic Glanois, France
Kentaro Ogata, Japan
Nuritdin Inamov, Russian Federation
 
Participants watching the proceedings via simultaneous television broadcast
 
Jozef Buys, Belgium
 
Maria Leichner, Fundacion ECOS
 
Faizal Parish, GEF- NGO Network,
Central Focal Point
 
Robert van den Berg, Evaluation Office
 
Josceline Wheatley, UK
Shree Kumar Maharjan, Deputy-
Secretary General, Asia Indigenous
Peoples Pact
Mario Gustavo Mottin, Brazil
 
   
William Ehlers, Team Leader, External Affairs, GEF Secretariat
   
 
   
L-R: Tim Kasten and Maryam Niamir-Fuller, UN Environment Programme
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Related Links
GEF resources

*Forty-fifth meeting of the GEF Council website and documents

*Forty-fifth meeting of the GEF Council annotated provisional agenda

*Forty-fifth meeting of the GEF Council provisional list of documents

*Fifteenth LDCF/SCCF Council meeting website and documents

*Fifteenth LDCF/SCCF Council meeting provisional annotated agenda

*Fifteenth LDCF/SCCF Council meeting provisional list of documents


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF Council Consultation meeting with CSOs, 44th meeting of the GEF Council and LDCF/SCCF 14th meeting, 17-20 June 2013, World Bank headquarters, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF Council Consultation meeting with CSOs, 43rd 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, 42nd 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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