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56th GEF Council meeting with CEO Naoko Ishii on a large screen
Photo credit: IISD/ENB | Francis Dejon

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.

Joint Summary
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Joint Summary of the Chairs
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GEF/C.56/Highlights Highlights
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Information Documents
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GEF/C.56/Inf.01/Rev.01 Provisional List of Documents
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GEF/C.56/Inf.02 Council Members, Alternates, and Constituencies
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GEF/C.56/Inf.03 Progress Report on the GEF Gender Implementation Strategy
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GEF/C.56/Inf.04 GEF-7 Corporate Scorecard
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GEF/C.56/Inf.05 Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) Composition
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GEF/C.56/Inf.06 Progress Report on the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency
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GEF/C.56/Inf.07 GEF Trust Fund Financial Report
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GEF/C.56/Inf.08 Further Work on the Sustainability of GEF Projects and Programs
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STAP Documents
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GEF/STAP/C.56/Inf.01 Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) to the 56th GEF Council
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GEF/STAP/C.56/Inf.02 Draft: Guidelines for Land Degradation Neutrality
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GEF/STAP/C.56/Inf.03 STAP Guidance on Climate Risk Screening
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GEF/STAP/C.56/Inf.04 Achieving More Enduring Outcomes from GEF Investment
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GEF/STAP/C.56/Inf.05 Local Commons for Global Benefits
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Presentations
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Work Program of the GEF Trust Fund
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Presentation on the IPBES Global Assessment by Sir Robert Watson
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Wrapup Video

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GEF Live

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.