Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Fonds pour l'environnement mondial (FEM)
1991, by Resolution 91-5 of the Executive Directors of the World Bank, as a 3-year pilot programme. Restructured and replenished, 16 Mar 1994, following agreement among GEF participants and requests from H-XF2785 - Global Action Plan for Environment and Development in the 21st Century (Agenda 21), T-XT9210 - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and T-XT9211 - Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity convention). Original implementing agencies: F-XF1393 - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); E-XE3382 - UNDP - through K-XK2329 - Energy and Environment Group; E-XE4161 - UNEP; K-XK0741 - WMO Resource Mobilization Office (RMO). In 1999, other agencies were invited to execute GEF projects.
Forge international cooperation and finance activities to address 6 critical threats to the global environment: loss of biodiversity; climate change; degradation of international waters; ozone depletion; land degradation; persistent organic pollutants.
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Assembly (every 3-4 years) composed of all member countries or Participants. Council, comprising 32 members (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries and 2 from economies in transition). Secretariat, headed by CEO-Chairperson. Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO); Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP). Agencies are operational arm of GEF:
- F-XF0077 - Asian Development Bank (ADB);
- F-XF0018 - African Development Bank (ADB);
- F-XF2441 - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD);
- B-XB0971 - FAO;
- F-XF1721 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD);
- F-XF1069 - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB);
- E-XE3382 - UNDP;
- E-XE4161 - UNEP;
- B-XE3386 - UNIDO;
- F-XF6841 - The World Bank Group;
- G-XF1397 - Conservation International (CI);
- F-XF0409 - Development Bank of Latin America (CAF);
- G-XG3375 - Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA);
- Foreign Economic Cooperation Office - Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (FECO);
- Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO);
- A-XA2654 - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN);
- F-XF4540 - Banque ouest africaine de développement (BOAD);
- World Wildlife Fund-US.
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