November 11, 2013 to November 22, 2013

The Global Environment Facility (GEF), a partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, is an operating entity of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change financial mechanism.

The GEF Secretariat manages three trust funds to support climate change mitigation, adaptation and enabling activities: the general trust fund, the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF). GEF officials will actively participate in the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) and associated meetings.



GEF Reports to the COP 19

>> Report of the GEF to the 19th Session of the COP to the UNFCCC <<


GEF Film Launch at the COP19

"Planet at the Limit: And the race to save it." 

A GEF new documentary on Climate Change premiered on November 19 at 6 p.m. local time at the Hemisphere Restaurant, InterContinental in Warsaw, Poland.

Climate change is a reality affecting all of us. Time is no longer on our side and we need to act now.

This is the main message of the new GEF documentary, a film that presents the reality of climate change but also highlights the work the GEF supports to mitigate or reverse global warming and help people adapt to the impacts of a changed climate. The film illustrates the linkages to climate change in the work GEF supports in other environmental focal areas, demonstrating synergies across the various fields of GEF investments.



GEF Official Side Events at the COP19

Tuesday 19 November, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Room Wroclaw, COP Venue/National Stadium

High-level Forum on Synergies for Global Environmental Benefits

This high level forum, convened by the GEF CEO, will present the GEF strategic development. In particular, discussions will focus on efforts to enhance synergy to generate global environmental benefits across GEF focal areas of climate change, natural resources, chemicals, and others.

Speakers: Naoko Ishii, Robert Dixon, Chizuru Aoki

>> See AGENDA <<


Wednesday 20 November, 1:15 pm -2:45 pm

Room Wroclaw, COP Venue/National Stadium

NAP, Challenges and Opportunities for Climate-Resilient Development

In response to the guidance by the COP a landscape of NAP support mechanisms and processes is currently evolving. How can these mechanisms best promote country-level ownership, coherence as well as a continuous, iterative and successful process?

Speakers: GEF, GIZ, UNEP, and UNDP

From IISD Reporting Services on Vimeo.



Back to Office Report 
>> Back to Office Report & Summary of Key Decisions << (compiled by GEF COP19 Delegation) 




UNFCCC COP19 - Warsaw, Poland

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GEF Delegates at COP19

  • Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO
  • Claus Astrup (FO)
  • Robert K. Dixon (CC)
  • William Ehlers (EXT)
  • Christian Hofer (EXT)
  • Chizuru Aoki (CC)
  • Rawleston Moore (CC)
  • Monica Fernandes (CC)
  • Frank Jesus (CC)
  • Ian Gray (CC)
  • Junu Shrestha (CC)
  • Roland Sundstrom (CC)
  • Fareeha Iqbal (CC)
  • Karan Chouksey (CC)
  • Chibulu Luo (CC)


For media inquiries contact Mr. Christian Hofer, chofer@thegef.org