– The GEF – Overview and Update. GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop 12-14 March 2013 Dakar, Senegal. History of the GEF. 1992. 2013. 1991. 1994. $1 billion pilot program in the WB. GEF serves as financial mechanism for : CBD UNFCCC Stockholm Conv. on POPs UNCCD Mercury (NEW)
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GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop
12-14 March 2013
pilot program in the WB
GEF serves as financial mechanism for:
Stockholm Conv. on POPs
Also, although not linked formally to the Montreal Protocol, the GEF supports its implementation in transition economies.
At the Rio Earth Summit, negotiations started to restructure the GEF out of the WB
World’s largest public funder of projects and programs to benefit the global environment
Instrument for the Establishmentof the Restructured GEF
WB, UNDP, UNEP
Countries: Council Members
Implementing Agency – Project Oversight
Executing Agency – Project Management
Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Land Degradation
All countries have individual allocations
Flexibility for smaller overall allocations ($7 M)
Programs without Allocations:
POPs & Sound Chemicals Management
Sustainable Forest Management
Country Support Programme
Regional & Global Projects & Programs
Small Grants Programme
Private Sector Engagement
Specific Project Cycle Steps
MSPs and EAs:
Approved by the CEO on a rolling basis
Currently under review
40% at Council approval
60% at CEO endorsement
Oct 2012: WB Harmonization Pilot discussion starts with the WB
To reduce administrative burden through involvement of GEF’s Program Managers in project design.
What has been harmonized
Additional Trust Funds
Managed by the GEF
Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF)
Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)
Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)
Provided by the GEF
Adaptation Fund (AF)
Available to all developing countries, parties to UNFCCC
Established to support Adaptation and Technology Transfer activities, short and long-term
41 adaptation projects approved, 6 for technology transfer
SCCF resources now amount to USD 242 M.
Funds projects that:
A separate trust fund created and managed by the GEF
A separate trust fund
Governance – AF Board
Multilateral Implementing Entities
Governance – GCF Board
GEF-5 Private Sector Strategy: 3 Modalities
PPPs – Current Status
Replenishment: process in which donor countries, every 4 years, voluntarily pledge to provide resources to fund the GEF operations.
Time for Transformational Change – The role of the GEF
The GEF is uniquely positionedto support the stewardship
of the global environmental commons
The GEF must be:a champion of the global commons, an innovator, the partner of choice for environmental benefits, a catalyst in the evolving architecture of environmental finance
Principles in Action:
A long-term strategy for the GEF
Key Questions for the GEF
The global environment is in crisis
Transformational change is needed
What is the GEF operating context today and what are the trends that should drive its focus?
What are the areas/activities that the GEF is in the best position to support?
How can the GEF maximize its potential as catalyst for sustainable change at scale?
Which actions can the GEF take in the short, medium and long-term to implement the vision?
Website – www.TheGEF.org