Event Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012


The Global Environment Facility (GEF), a partnership of 182 countries, international institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, is an operating entity of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change financial mechanism.

The GEF Secretariat manages three trust funds to support climate change mitigation, adaptation and enabling activities: the general trust fund, the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF). GEF officials will actively participate in the 18th Conference of Parties (COP18) and associated meetings.

Calendar of GEF side events during the COP18

GEF Reports to the COP 18



GEF Events In Focus

December 1

GEF Innovation and Reform: Meet the New GEF CEO



Adaptation Practitioners Days (Dec. 1-2)
A new interactive event that will bring together pioneers of adaptation to share experiences of climate-resilient development in action. The two-day event features presentations and films that showcase practical solutions for adaptation in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Adaptation Practitioners Days addresses the question “what is adaptation in practice?” by bringing the experience of concrete adaptation actions from the field and by sharing lessons learned from more than 10 years of innovative adaptation financing through the Funds established under the UNFCCC – the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund.


 December 3, 2012

A Dialogue between the New GEF CEO and Civil Society



High Level Event on Technology Transfer and Finance co-organized by the GEF and the Asian Development Bank

The event focused on existing initiatives supporting climate technology transfer and financing. The first session discussed the role of the development banks in climate technology financing through the finance centre approach in a round table format. The second focused on private sector and public sector experiences and views on facilitating technology transfer with private sector engagement, and how the public sector resources could be effectively utilized. 

For more information and pictures read the IISD report of the event

Summary of the event  




GEF Delegates at COP18

  • Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO 
  • Claus Astrup (FO)
  • Elif Kiratli (FO)
  • Robert K. Dixon (CC)
  • Bonizella Biagini (CC)
  • William Ehlers (EXT)
  • John Diamond (EXT)
  • Gustavo Fonseca (NR)
  • Ramesh Ramankutty (OBS)
  • Chizuru Aoki (CC)
  • David Elrie Rodgers (CC)
  • Rawleston Moore (CC)
  • Monica Fernandes (CC)
  • Frank Jesus (CC)
  • Glynis Barber (CC)
  • Karan Chouksey (CC)
  • Saliha Dobardzic (CC)
  • Junu Shrestha (CC)
  • Roland Sundstrom (CC)
  • Robert D. van den Berg (EO)
  • Anna Birgitta Viggh (EO)
  • Sara Trab Nielsen (EO)
  • Marcia Levaggi (AF)
  • Daouda Ndiaye (AF)
  • Anand Patwardhan (STAP)
For media inquiries contact Mr. John Diamond, GEF Spokesperson, jdiamond@thegef.org