IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) Coverage
IISD RS is providing daily web coverage (including photos and videos from selected side events) and daily reports of the 46th meeting of the GEF Council. In addition, IISD RS will produce 750-word web summary of the CSOs Forum as well as daily web coverage and daily reports of the 5th GEF Assembly. A combined summary report of the GEF Council meeting and Assembly will be available on Monday, 2 June 2014. Highlights for Wednesday, 28 May 2014.
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Forty-sixth meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Forum, 16th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council, and 5th GEF Assembly

25-30 May 2014 | Cancún, Mexico

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Highlights for Wednesday, 28 May 2014
5th GEF Assembly
L-R: Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, congratulating Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO
The fifth Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly opened on 28 May 2014 at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancún, Mexico. In the morning, delegates were addressed by High-level officials and considered Assembly agenda items. In the afternoon, four roundtables were held on: Financing Green Growth; Role of Legislation in Protecting the Global Environment; Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making; and Sustainable and Resilient Cities.
Fernando Aportela, Under-Secretary of Finance of Mexico
Juan José Guerra, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico
Delegates watched a video highlighting GEF projects in Mexico
Delegates elected Juan José Guerra (left), Secretary, Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, as Chair of the fifth GEF Assembly
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO
Rosina Bierbaum, Chair of GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)
Participants listening to Naoko Ishii’s speech
Robert van den Berg, Director of the GEF’s Independent Evaluation Office
María Leichner Kindsvater, Regional Focal Point for the South American Region and GEF-NGO Network/Fundación ECOS, Uruguay
Participants watched a video about the findings of the Fifth Overall Performance Study of the GEF
Ephraim Kamuntu, Uganda
L-R: Rosina Bierbaum, Chair of GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel; Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO; and Fernando Aportela, Under-Secretary of Finance of Mexico
Fifth GEF Assembly group photo

High-Level Roundtables
The dais during the roundtable on “Financing Green Growth.”. L-R: Peter Seligmann, CEO, Conservation International; Li Yong, Director General, UNIDO; Moderator Joachim von Amsberg, World Bank; Fernando Aportela, Under-Secretary of Finance, Mexico; Mohale Rakgate, Development Bank of Southern Africa; and Daniel Servitje, CEO, Grupo Bimbo.
Alejandra Torres Dromgold, Colombia
Carlo Monticelli, Italy
Participants during the roundtable

The dais during the roundtable on “Role of Legislation in Protecting the Global Environment.” L-R: James Lembeli, Member of Parliament, Tanzania; Lourdes Adriana Lopez Moreno, Deputy, National Congress, Mexico; Juan Jose Guerra Abud, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico; David Barron, Founder, International Conservation Caucus Foundation; Ibrahim Thiaw, Assistant Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Antonio Azuela de la Cueva, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); and Graham Stuart, Chairman of the Board, GLOBE international
James Lembeli, Member of Parliament, Tanzania
Ibrahim Thiaw, Assistant Executive Director, UNEP
Participants during the roundtable on “Role of Legislation in Protecting the Global Environment.”

The dais during the roundtable on “Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making.” L-R: Carlos Roxo, Director for Sustainability, Fibria; Tshekedi Khama, Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Botswana; Eduardo Sojo, Director, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of Mexico; José Sarukhán Kermez, National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, Mexico; Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Fernando Aportela, Under-Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico; and Moderator Rosina Bierbaum, Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)
Participants during the roundtable on “Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making”

The dais during the roundtable on “Sustainable and Resilient Cities.” L-R: Gino Van Begin, ICLEI; Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Mayor, Seberang Perai, Malaysia; Moderator Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, World Bank; Boris Graizbord, Colegio de México, Mexico; and Bernardo Baranda Sepúlveda, Transportation and Development Policy Institute (IPTD).
Participants during the roundtable on “Sustainable and Resilient Cities”

In the evening, Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, addressed the Assembly
Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico
Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico
Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO

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Around the Venue
L-R: Anton Hilber and Bruno Oberle, Switzerland, and Kimo Goree, IISD RS
L-R: Damaso Luna, Mexico, and Maria Fabiana Loguzzo, Argentina
L-R: Kimo Goree, Vice President, IISD RS, and Guri Sandborg, Deputy Director General of the
Norwegian Ministry of Environment
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*Event Website *5th GEF Assembly GEF Project Site Visits
*5th GEF Assembly Website *46th GEF Council Meeting Website
*5th GEF Assembly Documents *46th GEF Council Meeting Agenda
*5th GEF Assembly Timetable *46th GEF Council Meeting Documents
*5th GEF Assembly Plenary and High-level Panels *CSOs Forum Website and Documents
*5th GEF Assembly Side Events *CSOs Forum Agenda
*5th GEF Assembly Exhibits *16th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council Documents


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF consultation meeting with CSOs, 45th meeting of the GEF Council, and 15th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council, 4-7 November 2013, World Bank headquarters, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the GEF Council Consultation meeting with CSOs, 44th meeting of the GEF Council, and 14th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council, 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 13th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council, 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 12th meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council, 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

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development *Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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