thegef: Technical experts review GEF-7 replenishment priorities



A diverse group of internationally renowned experts met in Washington DC this week to share technical inputs, ideas and insights for addressing the drivers of environmental degradation, and help kick off the replenishment process for the GEF trust fund.



The Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs), spanning the different proposed priority themes for the next GEF replenishment (GEF-7), discussed potential gaps, synergies and suggestions for future GEF investments laid out in a draft programming directions framework.



“We’re facing growing environmental threats, but there are emerging opportunities and the world is trying to respond,” said Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson, in her opening remarks to the TAG meeting, which also included representatives from GEF agencies, GEF’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), Conventions and staff from the GEF Secretariat.



“The GEF cannot afford to stand still,” she said, stressing the need for the GEF to transform itself in a way that enables it to tackle the drivers of environmental degradation head on, and set in motion the process requited to transform key economic systems.


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