As requested by a number of Council members and in line with the continued health and safety measures being applied in most countries in response to COVID-19, the 63rd Council meeting of the GEF and the 33rd LDCF/SCCF Council meetings will be held virtually with a full agenda.
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 two from economies in transition). Council members rotate at different intervals determined by each constituency. 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.
For a schedule of proceedings, please see the Provisional Timetable.
IISD Council Coverage
IISD Earth Negotiations Bulletin will provide event coverage with daily summaries, photos, and videos. The summary for each day will be added below, along with short summary videos produced by IISD ENB.
GEF Consultations with Civil Society on Global Environmental Conventions
Wednesday, November 23 | 7:00-10:00 am EST
Held in advance of the 63rd GEF Council meeting, this event aimed to place a spotlight on civil society engagement with multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and gather insights from diverse youth and youth-led civil society, women groups, and Indigenous Peoples and local community organizations on their priorities and interests.
33rd LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting
Friday, December 2
|GEF/E/C.63/01||Review of the GEF Management Action Record (MAR)|
|GEF/E/C.63/02||Evaluation of the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on GEF Activities|
|GEF/E/C.63/Inf.01||Promoting Integration of Environmental Impact Into Evaluations in the UN System|
|GEF/STAP/C.63/Inf.01||Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the 63rd GEF Council|
|GEF/STAP/C.63/Inf.02||Looking forward to the 7th GEF Assembly in 2023: STAP's report on catalysing transformational change through GEF investments|
|GEF/STAP/C.63/Inf.03||Note on Development of Risk Appetite Framework at the GEF|
|GEF/STAP/C.63/Inf.04||A Typology of Climate Change Adaptation Benefits: Exposure, Sensitivity, and Adaptive Capacity|