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Throughout the CBD COP 15, the GEF hosted nearly 30 sessions to bring together both governments and non-state actors. Discussions ranged from the launch of the Inclusive Conservation Initiative, support for rangers in protecting wildlife, acknowledgement of the role of blended finance and the role of the private sector.
Event 7 December 2022 - 18 December 2022

37th UN-Water Meeting

Delegates were hopeful their collaborative efforts would garner the momentum needed to bring SDG 6 to the fore, as “the poorest and most vulnerable cannot wait any longer for water and sanitation to transform their lives."
Event 5 December 2022 - 6 December 2022

United Nations Biodiversity Conference - OEWG 5/CBD COP 15/CP-MOP 10/NP-MOP 4

At the conclusion of an often fractious two-week meeting and after four years of negotiation, parties adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, a historic package of measures that addresses the dangerous loss of biodiversity and the need to restore natural ecosystems and will guide biodiversity policy through 2030.
Conference of the Parties (COP) 3 December 2022 - 19 December 2022

63rd Meeting of the GEF Council

The GEF Council endorsed $65 million for biodiversity projects, including more than $18 million to support the development of biodiversity finance plans in 26 countries. GEF Council members, meeting virtually, also approved the establishment of a new Gustavo Fonseca Youth Conservation Leadership program to support the education of promising young conservationists from developing countries.
Event 28 November 2022 - 2 December 2022

1st Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-1)

While most delegations seem to agree that there are negative effects surrounding plastic pollution, it was clear they have yet to find common ground on the details and contents of key substantive themes that will determine the scope and guide the implementation of the future international treaty.
Event 26 November 2022 - 2 December 2022