The Council, the GEF's main governing body, comprises 32 Members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries and 2 from economies in transition). Council Members rotate every three years or until the constituency appoints a new Member. The Council, which meets twice annually, develops, adopts and evaluates the operational policies and programs for GEF-financed activities. It also reviews and approves the work program (projects submitted for approval), making decisions by consensus.
IISD Reporting Services coverage
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, video coverage, and a summary report from the GEF Council Consultation Meeting with CSOs, 56th GEF Council meeting, and 26th Meeting of the LDCF/SCCF Council.
- Summary report
- Summary highlights with photos
- Video recap of the 56th Council
- Video highlights of CSO consultation meeting
Video playlist of all sessions
Over the course of the 56th GEF Council meeting, GEF Live hosted a series of live-streamed interviews with Council members and other participants. These conversations covered key themes in the GEF-7 funding cycle, and other topics on the Council agenda.
GEF Live is an opportunity for the global online audience to listen into the 56th Council meeting, and hear about ideas, insights, and solutions to some of our world's most pressing environmental problems.
Watch all GEF Live videos on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/TheGEF1.