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Global Environment Facility Council

Global Environment Facility Council
Context
Recent meeting in Brazil
Background
Met in Brazil on June 26, 2023
Discussed funding for Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
Tasked to fund framework's implementation
New trust fund: Global Biodiversity Framework Fund
Target 19: Generate $200 billion per year by 2030
About GEF Council
International partnership, HQ in Washington DC
Established in 1991, Restructured in 1994
Member countries: 183
Funding for international environmental agreements
Structure
Assembly, Council, Secretariat
18 implementing agencies
Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel
Independent Evaluation Office
GEF Council
32 members appointed by constituencies
GEF's Financial Mechanism for
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
GEF and India
Founder member, donor and recipient
Represents GEF South Asia Constituency
GEF Political Focal Point: Department of Economic Affairs (DEA)
GEF Operational Focal Point: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)

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