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Fourth GEF Assembly

Fourth GEF AssemblyThe fourth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) opens tomorrow in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and will continue until Wednesday, 26 May 2010. Held every four years, the GEF Assembly gathers stakeholders from GEF member States to review the policies and operations of the Facility. Over 1,000 participants are expected to attend the Assembly, representing member states, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia and the private sector.

Prior to the Assembly, a Civil Society Forum was held on Monday 24 May, featuring a series of panels on: the role of civil society in safeguarding the global environment; local and indigenous communities as guardians of the environment; Latin American experiences with GEF projects; and enhancing partnership with civil society in the Fifth GEF Replenishment (GEF–5). The GEF Council also met in a closed meeting during the morning and endorsed the results of the Fifth GEF Replenishment.

 

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Civil Society Forum

Maria Leichner, Fundacion ECOS, Jorge Patrone, Vice Minister for Housing, Land Planning and Environment, Uruguay, Monique Barbut, GEF CEO and Chairperson, Faizal Parish, Director of the Global Environment Centre, and Central Focal Point of the GEF NGO Network, Miguel Reynal, Fundación ECOS, Uruguay

Raúl Estrada Oyuela, Academia Argentina del Ambiente, Argentina
Monique Barbut, GEF CEO and Chairperson
Thomas Lovejoy, GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel, (STAP), Chair

Felipe Villagran, GEF NGO Network, Yolanda Contreras Avalos, Asociación de Artesanas, Peru, and Delfin Ganapin, GEF Small Grants Programme,(SGP), Global Manager
Yannick Glemarec, UNDP/GEF Executive Coordinator, Brennan van Dyke, GEF Secretariat, Maria Leichner, Fundacion ECOS, Roberto Cabral Bowlin, Mexico, Alicia Torres, Mexico, Legborsi Saro Pyagbara, Indigenous People’s Focal Point, Africa, and Faizal Parish, Director of the Global Environment Centre, and Central Focal Point of the GEF NGO Network

Related Links
GEF resources
*Fourth GEF Assembly web site
*Fourth GEF Assembly schedule of activities
*Fourth GEF Assembly documents
*GEF web site
*Information on the Fifth GEF Replenishment

IISD RS resources
*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 report of the First GEF Assembly, 1-3 April 1998, New Delhi, India
*IISD RS Linkages Update Information on Trade and Finance
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
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