At its 59th meeting in December 2020, the GEF Council requested the Trustee, in cooperation with the Secretariat, to initiate discussions for the eighth replenishment of resources for the GEF Trust Fund (GEF-8).

The replenishment meetings provide an opportunity for contributing participants to review GEF performance and evaluate progress, assess future funding needs, and agree on a financing framework. If there is an early consensus on the strategic and programming directions, the replenishment process can be accomplished in a series of four meetings, including the pledging session. To ensure that GEF operations continue uninterrupted in future years, the GEF-8 replenishment discussions should be completed by early 2022.


The following entities will be invited as observers: five representatives from non-donor recipient countries representing Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe/Central Asia, Latin America, and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS); two non-governmental organization/civil society organization representatives - one representing a donor country-based NGO/CSO and another representing a recipient country; one representative of the private sector; one representative from the Green Climate Fund Secretariat; and one representative from the Adaptation Fund Secretariat. In addition, representatives of GEF agencies and the conventions for which the GEF serves as a financial mechanism would be invited to attend the meetings as observers. Comments would also be solicited from GEF Council members on policy and programming documents prepared for replenishment discussions.

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