The Global Environment Facility partnership recognizes the importance cities play in achieving global environment benefits and sustainability goals.
This GEF Consultation with Civil Society, held before the 66th Council meeting, showcased the valuable role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in building sustainable, resilient, and inclusive cities, generating dialogue and reflection on thematically and geographically diverse and innovative experiences from GEF programs and projects. The consultation explored a range of practices and lessons learned from engagement of CSOs in contributing to sustainable urban transformation. Representatives from CSOs engaged in GEF programs, strategic partner institutions, and other stakeholders shared their firsthand experience and perspectives on designing and implementing sustainability solutions for the people and environment around the cityscape. The event created a space for discussing opportunities to improve the engagement of CSOs in GEF urban sustainability investments.