GEF-5 Replenishment Meetings Concluded
During the final meeting on 12 May 2010 in Paris on the GEF5 (2010-2014) replenishment, an overall replenishment was agreed at $4.2 billion.compared to $3.1 billion pledged and $2.9 billion programmed in GEF 4 (2006-2010). This represents a 52% increase in New donor funds and 355 increase in total resources. In addition most proposed policy recommendations were approved including those related to civil society.
One of the key decisions (based on lobbying by the GEF NGO Network) is to undertake a review and make recommendations to enhance engagement of CSOs in GEF 5. This will be prepared and submitted for consideration by the GEF Council in November 2010. After the meeting, the GEF CEO endorsed in principle a proposal by the Network to undertake a series of consultations/studies starting at the time of the GEF Assembly until the November 2010 Council to help prepare the paper and support other reforms related to Civil society.
Download the summary report here, prepared by Faizal Parish, GEF NGO Network Central Focal Point. Documents from all 6 meetings can be found on the GEF website here.