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61st GEF Council Meeting GEF CSO Consultations on Youth-led Advocacy and Solutions to the Planet’s Environmental Crisis

Prepared by the GEF Secretariat in collaboration and consultation with the GEF CSO Network, the GEF Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group (IPAG), the GEF
Small Grants Program (SGP) and youth representatives and groups


GEF 60th Council Meeting 2021

The 60th Meeting of the GEF Council took place online from 14-18 June 2021. New projects supported by the GEF and Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) were approved. The projects and programs include actions to address global challenges related to biodiversity loss, climate change, chemicals and wastes, and international waters.


Highlights and images of main proceedings for 3 December 2021

Maria Leichner, Co-Chair, GEF CSO Network, moderated the panel, “Youth Innovations and Environmental Solutions Around the World,” reflecting on the possibilities of the future, especially the ability to connect youth and indigenous peoples around the world.

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COVID-19 updates from the GEF partnership

The global spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is a source of great concern to all of us. The Global Environment Facility is working with our partners and stakeholders to ensure the continuity of urgent environmental projects and programs in developing countries.


What is the Global Environment Facility (GEF)?

The Global Environment Facility was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided over $17.9 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $93.2 billion in co-financing for more than 4500 projects in 170 countries.

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