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The 55th GEF Council Meeting addressed growing environmental challenges through its GEF7 strategy. The Council meeting took place from 18-20 December 2018 at the Preston auditorium of the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C During her opening remarks to the Council, Ms. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of GEF, noted that the GEF7 strategy is centered on safeguarding the earth’s vital global environmental commons. 

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.

As requested by the GEF Council at its 54th meeting, the GEF consultated with representatives of Civil Society on the day preceding the Council meeting, These consultations included a dialogue on the issue of “Connecting environmental impact and gender equality”. This dialogue offered the opportunity to discover and learn directly from CSOs and Indigenous Peoples about their experiences addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment in environmental policies, programs and projects.

IISDRS Coverage of the 55th GEF Council

 

Joint Summary
Number Title Document Summary Documents
GEF/C.55/Highlights Highlights
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GEF/C.55/JointSummary Joint Summary of the Chairs
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Information Documents
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GEF/C.55/Inf.01/Rev.01 Provisional List of Documents
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GEF/C.55/Inf.02 GEF Council Members, Alternates, and Constituencies
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GEF/C.55/Inf.03 Initial GEF-7 STAR Country Allocations
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GEF/C.55/Inf.04 Progress Report on the Implementation of the Updated Vision to Enhance Engagement with Civil Society
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GEF/C.55/Inf.05 Small Grants Programme Report: Management of Core Funding and Results Framework for GEF-7
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GEF/C.55/Inf.06 Report on the Implementation of the Co-financing Guidelines
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GEF/C.55/Inf.07 Facilitating Countries’ Choice of GEF Agencies
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GEF/C.55/Inf.08 Guidelines on the Implementation of the Policy on Stakeholder Engagement
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GEF/C.55/Inf.09 Practical Steps to Improve Coordination and Workflow in the GEF Partnership
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GEF/C.55/Inf.10 Report of the GEF to the 24th Session of the COP to the UNFCCC
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GEF/C.55/Inf.11 Report of the GEF to the 14th Session of the COP to the CBD
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GEF/C.55/Inf.12 Progress Report on the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency
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GEF/C.55/Inf.13 GEF Trust Fund Financial Report
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GEF/C.55/Inf.14 Measures to Enhance the Sustainability of GEF Projects and Programs
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GEF/C.55/Inf.15 Review of Minimum Fiduciary Standards for GEF Agencies
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IEO Information Documents
Number Title Document Summary Documents
GEF/ME/C.55/Inf.01 An Evaluative Approach to Assessing GEF’s Additionality
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GEF/ME/C.55/Inf.02 Evaluation of GEF's Support to Mainstreaming Biodiversity
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GEF/ME/C.55/Inf.03 Evaluation of the GEF-UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme
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STAP Documents
Number Title Document Summary Documents
GEF/STAP/C.55/Inf.01 Report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel
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GEF/STAP/C.55/Inf.02 Novel Entities
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GEF/STAP/C.55/Inf.03 Innovation and the GEF
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