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Fourth GEF Assembly
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Fourth GEF Assembly
Highlights for Wednesday, 26 May 2010
The Fourth Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Assembly convened in the morning in a series of side-events, and in plenary in the afternoon. President José Mujica of Uruguay addressed the plenary, after which constituencies continued presenting their respective positions. Delegates also discussed on the acceptance of Kosovo as a GEF member, adopted a proposal of Amendment to the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured GEF and took note of several reports.


Monique Barbut, GEF CEO and Graciela Muslera, Minister of Environment, Uruguay, Chair of the fourth GEF Assembly


Daily Highlights
Monday, 24 May - Tuesday, 25 May - Wednesday, 26 May - Thursday, 27 May

Closing Plenary

José Mujica, President of Uruguay

José Mujica, President of Uruguay, and Graciela Muslera, Minister of Environment, Uruguay, and Chair of the fourth GEF Assembly

Asa Adrae, Sweden

Vanesa Alvarez Franco, Spain

Igor Zotov, Russia

Simon Smits, the Netherlands

Daniel A. Clune, United States
Donald Cooper, Executive Secretary Stockholm Convention
Delegates discuss the status of Kosovo within the GEF

Eduardo Escalona, Argentina and Homero Bibiloni, Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina

Side Events

"Global Environmental Benefits Through Innovative Community Approaches at the Local Level (SGP)"


Yolanda Contreras Avalos, Asociación de Artesanas de Arbolso y Huaca de Barro del Distrito de Morrope, Peru,  Alfred Ralifo, SGP Grantee, Fiji, Yannick Glemarec, Executive Coordinator of UNDP-GEF, Hem Pande, GEF Chair and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of India, and Faizal Parish, GEF NGO Network


Fourth Overall Performance Study of the GEF (OPS4)

Robert D. Van Den Berg, GEF Evaluation Office Director
Claudio R. Volonte, GEF Chief Evaluation Officer

The Larger Landscape of Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming and Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Climate Change

Mohamed Zmerli, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Tunisia, Elizabeth Taylor, Coralina, Colombia, and Onno Huyser, WWF, South Africa
Pedro Alvarez, Mexico Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MMBC)

Architecture of Forest Financing-GEF

Ione Egles, Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, Barry Gardiner, United Kingdom, Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, (UNCCD), Jan McAlpine, Director, UN Forum on Forests Secretariat, (UNFF), Inger Andersen, World Bank, Justin Nantchou Ngoko, Cameroon, Gustavo Fonseca, GEF

The Coral Triangle Initiative: Challenges and prospects for Regional Cooperation and Large-Scale Biodiversity Conservation

Analiza Teh, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines

Investing in Sustainable Transport: Investing in Knowledge

Colin K. Hughes, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Monique Barbut, GEF CEO and Graciela Muslera, Minister of Environment, Uruguay, Chair of the fourth GEF Assembly
Soledad Aguilar, IISDRS, Argentina, won a World Cup ball signed by Achim Steiner and Uruguayan football players

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 Change Policy & Practice - 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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