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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 Thursday, 7 November 2013

Participants at the 45th meeting of the GEF Council

The forty-fifth meeting of the GEF Council met for its third and final day on Thursday, 7 November 2013, at World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. Council members and their Alternates began the day in a closed session to consider the report of the Selection and Review Committee. The Council then confirmed the dates for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 meetings of the Council, which will convene the week of 27 October 2014 and 1 June 2015, respectively.

Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson, then opened the 15th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) Council. The LDCF/SCCF Council discussed the progress report for the LDCF and SCCF and the work program for the SCCF. This Council approved a work program for $5.475 million. During the LDCF/SCCF Council meeting, Finland announced pledges equal to US$ 4.94 million for the LDCF and US$2.56 million for the SCCF.

During an afternoon session, the GEF Council approved the Joint Summary of the Chairs, which notes that total work program resources amounting to US$ 259.84 million were approved during the session, and closed the meeting at 1:52 pm.

 
 
45TH GEF COUNCIL MEETING
 
L-R: Ramesh Ramankutty, GEF Secretariat; Co-Chairperson Margarita Perez Villaseñor; Naoko
Ishii
, GEF CEO and Chairperson; and William Ehlers, GEF Secretariat
 
Ximena George-Nascimento, Chile
Samuel Dotse, GEF- NGO Network,
RFP West Africa
Maria Buss, Germany
 
LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRY FUND (LDCF)/SPECIAL CLIMATE CHANGE FUND (SCCF) COUNCIL MEETING
 
   
L-R: Roland Sundstrom, GEF Secretariat; Rawleston Moore, GEF Secretariat; Robert Dixon, GEF Secretariat; Co-Chairperson Margarita Perez Villaseñor; Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson; and William Ehlers, GEF Secretariat
   
 
Atwa Hussein Atwa, Egypt
 
Mariano Muñoz, Spain
 
Ermira Fida, UNEP
 
Council session on LDCF/SCCF
 
Josceline Wheatley, UK
 
Christina Chan, US
 
Jukka Pyykko, Finland
 
CLOSING SESSION
 
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson, closed the meeting at 1:52pm
 
SNAPSHOTS AROUND THE MEETING
 
Minister Judi Wakhungu, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya (second
from left) with participants from Africa
 
Fernanda Montero, Mexico, handing out Mexican chocolates to participants
 
   
Minister Cristina Morales, Ministry of Environment, Paraguay (second from left) with participants from Conservation International
   
 
L-R: Shakil Kayani, John Clyde, and Tigest Tirfe, GEF Secretariat
 
L-R: Yibin Xiang, CBD Secretariat with Lynn Wagner and Asheline Appleton,
IISD/RS
 
L-R: Boris Melnichuk, UN Industrial Development Organization
and Minister Artem Sidorov, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian
Federation
L-R: David McCauley and Hervé Lefeuvre, WWF-US
 
Susan Matindi Waithaka, GEF Secretariat
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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