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Forty-sixth meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Forum, 16th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council, and 5th GEF Assembly 25-30 May 2014

The combined summary of these meetings is now available in PDF format at and in HTML format at

Video coverage of side events is available at:

The 46th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council convened at the Moon Palace Hotel, Cancún, Mexico, from 25-27 May 2014. The three-day meeting brought together more than 500 representatives of governments, international organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs). The meeting included the 16th meeting of the Council for the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). The CSO Forum was held on Tuesday 27 May. The GEF Council adopted decisions on inter alia: Long-Term Strategy for the GEF – GEF2020; Proposal for the System of Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR); Co-financing Policy; the main findings and recommendations from the Annual Performance Report; and the Work Program.

The fifth meeting of the GEF Assembly was held from 28-29 May. 2014. The Assembly highlighted and discussed GEF2020 Strategy and the mission and vision to guide the GEF going forward. The Assembly consists of plenary sessions and high-level roundtables, exhibits and sides events. Delegates visited four nearby GEF projects on 30 May.

During the meetings many participants welcomed the record sixth replenishment to the GEF and also highlighted that the GEF must: position itself in the context of the evolving climate finance architecture; address the underlying causes of environmental degradation; take an integrated approach; and become more efficient, including through programmatic approaches.

The GEF Bulletin is a publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) , publishers of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin © . This issue was written and edited by Asheline Appleton, Paula Barrios, Ph.D., Nicole de Paula Domingos, Richard de Ferranti, and Keith Ripley. The Digital Editor is Diego Noguera. The Editor is Brett Wertz
. The Director of IISD Reporting Services is Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI . Funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the GEF. IISD can be contacted at 161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0Y4, Canada; tel: +1-204-958-7700; fax: +1-204-958-7710. The opinions expressed in the Bulletin are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of IISD. Excerpts from the Bulletin may be used in other publications with appropriate academic citation. Electronic versions of the Bulletin are sent to e-mail distribution lists (in HTML and PDF format) and can be found on the Linkages WWW-server at . For information on the Bulletin, including requests to provide reporting services, contact the Director of IISD Reporting Services at , +1-646-536-7556 or 300 East 56th St., 11D, New York, New York 10022, USA.

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