62nd GEF Council

The Global Environment Facility is a unique multilateral fund supporting biodiversity protection, nature restoration, and climate change response in developing countries.

This week, GEF council – the fund’s governing body – will meet to evaluate and adopt work programs that benefit nature and humanity.

The 62nd meeting will be the final council of GEF-7, closing out the four-year funding cycle, as well as kicking-off the GEF-8 cycle. It takes place after donors pledged record support for GEF-8 in April and comes on the heels of a series of international meetings including: UNCCD COP15, Stockholm+50, and BRS COPs.

The Global Environment Facility is a country-driven organization that was founded on the principles of collaboration and partnership. For the last thirty years, the GEF has worked with global partners to catalyze progress toward protecting nature, adapting to climate change, and promoting sustainable development.

The 62nd GEF Council meeting will take place from June 21-23 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm EDT. The venue is the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, located at 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102. The meeting will also be streamed live on Zoom.

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World Rainforest Day 2022: Global Summit

The Global Summit is a community-powered event for and by rainforest guardians and environmental champions, in celebration of World Rainforest Day. Join (or reconnect with) our community as we celebrate the progress made for forests, hear from those at the forefront of the mission, and explore the ways in which different industries and actors can show up for rainforests. In addition to a full day of exciting events, there will be ample networking opportunities for all on our interactive platform.
Our 2022 theme is The Time is Now. There are countless initiatives driving the impact rainforests need; the Summit will revolve around solutions being pioneered and implemented today. We know where we need to be; let’s explore what the path there looks like. The time to act is now.

To view the program and register click here.

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