In line with the continued health and safety measures being applied in most countries in response to COVID-19, the 60th Council meeting of the GEF and the 30th LDCF/SCCF Council meetings were 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 at different intervals determined by each constituency. 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 Enhancing Climate Resilience: The Role of Civil Society, and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on June 11, 2021.
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. Read more >>
30 Years of the GEF
The GEF’s 30th Anniversary is an opportune moment to both celebrate past achievements as well as highlight the challenges ahead.
Over the coming months, our digital campaign #ForThePlanet will take a deep-dive into the past, present and the future of the GEF, and the issues we work on.
|Joint Summary of the GEF Council Co-Chairs|
|GEF/C.60/02||Annotated Provisional Agenda|
|GEF/C.60/03||GEF Business Plan and Corporate Budget for FY22|
|GEF/C.60/04||Work Program for GEF Trust Fund|
|GEF/C.60/05||Progress Report on the Independent Third Party Review of UNDP|
|GEF/C.60/06||Relations with Conventions and Other International Institutions|
|GEF/C.60/07||Strengthening Consultations with Civil Society: Proposed Topic for Discussion at the Consultations prior to the 61st GEF Council Meeting|
|GEF/C.60/08||Long-term Vision on Complementarity, Coherence and Collaboration between the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility|
|GEF/C.60/09||Numbering System for GEF Council Decisions|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.02/Rev.01||Provisional List of Documents|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.03/Rev.01||GEF Council Members, Alternates and Constituencies|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.04||GEF Corporate Scorecard June 2021|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.05||Progress Report on the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.06||GEF Trust Fund Financial Report|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.07||Progress report on GEF Agencies’ Compliance with the GEF Minimum Fiduciary Standards|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.08||Progress Report on Agencies Compliance with Minimum Standards in the GEF Policies on Environmental and Social Safeguards Gender Equality and Stakeholder Engagement|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.09||Progress Report on the GEF Gender Implementation Strategy|
|GEF/C.60/Inf.10||Summary of the Extensions Granted Under the Cancellation Policy|
|GEF/E/C.60/01||Third Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme|
|GEF/E/C.60/02||GEF Support to Innovation – Findings and Lessons|
|GEF/E/C.60/03||Evaluation of the Country Support Programme (CSP)|
|GEF/E/C.60/04/Rev.01||Formative Evaluation of the GEF Integrated Approach to Address the Drivers of Environmental Degradation|
|GEF/E/C.60/05||Evaluation of GEF Engagement with Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises|
|GEF/E/C.60/06||Evaluation of Institutional Policies and Engagement of the GEF|
|GEF/E/C.60/07||Results Based Management – Evaluations of the Agency Self-Evaluation Systems and the GEF Portal|
|GEF/E/C.60/08||Work Program and Budget of the Independent Evaluation Office: June 2021|
|GEF/E/C.60/09||Management Response to IEO Evaluations|
|GEF/E/C.60/Inf.01||Management Action Record 2021|
|GEF/STAP/C.60/Inf.01||Report of the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the 60th GEF Council|
|GEF/STAP/C.60/Inf.02||The Circular Economy and Climate Change Mitigation: A STAP Advisory Document|
|GEF/STAP/C.60/Inf.03||How the science of behavioral change and the social sciences can help the GEF to deliver its objectives|
|GEF/STAP/C.60/Inf.04||Making GEF Investments Resilient|
|GEF/STAP/C.60/Inf.05||Achieving transformation through GEF Investments|
Wrapup video and proceedings
Watch a video recap of the Council, with highlights provided by IISD Reporting Services
Full event video playlist
Watch all the Council proceedings, including the CSO session on June 11.