In line with the continued health and safety measures being applied in most countries in response to COVID-19, the 59th Council meeting of the GEF and the 29th LDCF/SCCF Council meeting was 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 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.
The Council meeting was preceded by a consultation with CSOs on the topic, "Application of Traditional Knowledge by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, Stewards of the Global Environment," on December 4, 2020.
Watch a video recap of the Council, with highlights provided by IISD Reporting Services
This interview series highlights individuals from across our partnership, including Council Members and Focal Points, whose collective actions are helping the GEF unlock a healthier, safe, more prosperous world for future generations.
|GEF/C.59/Summary||Summary of the Chair|
|GEF/C.59/02||Annotated Provisional Agenda|
|GEF/C.59/03/Rev.01||The GEF Monitoring Report 2020|
|GEF/C.59/04||8th Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund|
|GEF/C.59/05/Rev.02||Report on the Assessment of GEF Agencies’ Compliance with GEF Minimum Fiduciary Standards|
|GEF/C.59/06/Rev.02||Work Program for the GEF Trust Fund|
|GEF/C.59/07/Rev.01||GEF's Private Sector Engagement Strategy|
|GEF/C.59/08/Rev.01||Report of the Working Group on Governance|
|GEF/C.59/09||Update on the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund|
|GEF/C.59/10||Relations with Conventions and Other International Institutions|
|GEF/C.59/11||The Impact of COVID19 on Project Preparation and Implementation: Overview of Responses from Across the GEF Partnership|
|GEF/C.59/12||Proposal of Responsible Investment Options for the GEF Trust Fund|
|GEF/E/C.59/01||Evaluation of GEF Support in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations|
|GEF/E/C.59/02||Evaluation of GEF Interventions in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector|
|GEF/E/C.59/03||Evaluation of the Role of Medium Size Projects (MSP) in the GEF Partnership|
|GEF/E/C.59/04||Evaluation of Knowledge Management in the GEF (2020)|
|GEF/E/C.59/06||Management Response to IEO Evaluations|
|GEF/E/C.59/Inf.01||Report on the Review of the GEF Terminal Evaluation Validation Process|
|GEF/STAP/C.59/Inf.01||Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) to the 59th GEF Council|
|GEF/STAP/C.59/Inf.02||Why behavior change matters to the GEF and what to do about it. A STAP Advisory Document. December 2020|
|GEF/STAP/C.59/Inf.03||Technology Critical Elements and the GEF|
|GEF/STAP/C.59/Inf.04||Technology Critical Elements and their relevance to the GEF|
|GEF/STAP/C.59/Inf.05||Delivering Multiple Benefits through the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste|
|GEF/STAP/C.59/Inf.06/Rev.01||Nature-based Solutions and the GEF|
|GEF/STAP/C.59/Inf.07||STAP's Initial Perspective on GEF-8|