Seventh GEF Assembly 2023

Event organiser:
Global Environmental Facility
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In person

The Seventh GEF Assembly and Associated Meetings will be held from August 22-26, 2023 in Vancouver, Canada.

The Assembly is the governing body of the GEF that includes representatives of all 185 member countries, and is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the GEF’s general policies, operations, and membership. It is also responsible for considering and approving proposed amendments to the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility and any other recommendations coming from the GEF Council.

The Assembly will have a full agenda, including high-level roundtables, a Civil Society Forum on August 23, side events, and opportunities to visit environmental activities close to Vancouver on August 26 that can serve as learning opportunities.

Ministers, government officials, business leaders, prominent environmentalists, leaders of GEF agencies and of the main environmental conventions, as well as civil society representatives and Indigenous Peoples will have an opportunity to discuss solutions under the overarching theme of "Healthy Planet, Healthy People."

For recipient countries, the GEF will support up to four delegates, including ministers/heads of delegation, and up to five for Least Developed Countries or Small Island Developing States. In addition, civil society representatives from recipient countries will receive support to participate.

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