Slide from the presentation by the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Report

60th Meeting of the GEF Council

14–18 June 2021 | Online

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The 60th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council adopted a Work Program worth USD 281.1 million that includes eight stand-alone full-sized projects on international waters, four on biodiversity, three on climate change mitigation, and two on chemicals and waste.

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GEF 60th Council Meeting 2021

 

The 60th meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a Work Program comprising 33 projects and three programs. Total resources in the Work Program amount to USD 281.1 million. The projects and programs include actions to address global challenges related to biodiversity loss, climate change, chemicals and wastes, and international waters.

The 60th Meeting of the GEF Council took place online from 14-18 June 2021. On 11 June, the GEF Consultations with Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples focused on the theme, “Enhancing Climate Resilience: The Role of Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.”

In addition to the Work Program, the GEF Council addressed agenda items including:

  • Formative Evaluation of the GEF Integrated Approach to Address the Drivers of Environmental Degradation;
  • Evaluation of GEF Engagement with Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises;
  • Evaluation of the Country Support Program; and
  • Long-Term Vision on Complementarity, Coherence and Collaboration between the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility.

The 30th Meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund/Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council took place on 17 June.

IISD, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and a summary report from the 60th Meeting of the GEF Council. 

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