The Council meeting began with the launch of the publication 25 Years of the GEF outlining the GEF’s accomplishments over the past 25 years and the way forward.
Carlos Raul Delgado (Mexico, Council member for the constituency of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela) was elected Co-chair.
Among the agenda items of the Council meeting the following were discussed: the Annual Portfolio Monitoring Report 2016 and the updated GEF Corporate Scorecard; Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) report; update on the projected resource availability from the sixth replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund (GEF-6); work program for the GEF Trust Fund; seventh replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund (GEF-7); and an update on the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT).
During the first day, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the GEF launched two publications: Voices of Impact: Speaking for the Global Commons, and Silent Roar: UNDP and GEF in the Snow Leopard Landscape.
On the second day, among the agenda items of the Council meeting the following were discussed: monitoring agency compliance with GEF policies on environmental and social safeguards, gender, and fiduciary standards; Semi-Annual Evaluation Report and the related management response; relations with the conventions and other international institutions.
On the final day of the GEF Council meeting, Council members adopted decisions on recommendations of the Working Group on Public Involvement, and on monitoring agency compliance with GEF policies. The Council also set up an Ad Hoc Working Group to produce a draft policy on ethics and conflict of interest for Council members, following recommendations by Transparency International (TI) and, at the conclusion of the meetings, approved the GEF Joint Summary of the Chairs.
The GEF Council consultation meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) took place on October 24. The CSO consultation included a dialogue with the GEF CEO and Chairperson Naoko Ishii, and discussions on: strengthening CSO engagement in the GEF; the role CSOs play in the GEF through the GEF-CSO Network; and CSOs’ vision for the seventh replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund (GEF-7).
|GEF/C.51/JointSummary||Joint Summary of the Chairs|
|GEF/C.51/02/Rev.01||Annotated Provisional Agenda|
|GEF/C.51/03||Annual Portfolio Monitoring Report 2016|
|GEF/C.51/04||Update on GEF-6 Resource Availability|
|GEF/C.51/05||Work Program for GEF Trust Fund|
|GEF/C.51/06||Seventh Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund|
|GEF/C.51/07/Rev.01||Relations with the Conventions and Other International Institutions|
|GEF/C.51/08/Rev.01||Monitoring Agency Compliance with GEF Policies on Environmental and Social Safeguards, Gender, and Fiduciary Standards: Implementation Modalities|
|GEF/C.51/09/Rev.01||Recommendations of the Working Group on Public Involvement|
|GEF/C.51/10||Draft Amendments to the MoU between the UNCCD CoP and the GEF Council|
|GEF/C.51/11||Draft MoU between the Minamata Convention CoP and the GEF Council|
|GEF/C.51/Inf.01/Rev.01||Provisional List of Documents|
|GEF/C.51/Inf.02/Rev.01||GEF Council Members, Alternates, and Constituencies|
|GEF/C.51/Inf.03||Tackling the Drivers of Global Environmental Degradation through the Integrated Approach Pilot Programs|
|GEF/C.51/Inf.04||GEF Trust Fund Financial Report|
|GEF/C.51/Inf.05||Review of GEF Agencies’ Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines on Stakeholder Involvement|
|GEF/C.51/Inf.06||Progress Report on the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency|
|GEF/C.51/Inf.07||GEF-CSO Network Report to GEF Council (1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016)|
|GEF/ME/C.51/01||Semi-Annual Evaluation Report of the Independent Evaluation Office: October 2016|
|GEF/ME/C.51/02||Management Response to the Semi-Annual Evaluation Report of the Independent Evaluation Office: October 2016|
|GEF/ME/C.51/Inf.01||International Waters Focal Area Study|
|GEF/ME/C.51/Inf.02||Value for Money Analysis for the Land Degradation Projects of the GEF|
|GEF/STAP/C.51/Inf.01||Report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel|
|GEF/STAP/C.51/Inf.02||Governance Challenges, Gaps and Management Opportunities in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction|
|GEF/STAP/C.51/Inf.03||Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation|