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Seventh GEF Assembly

Published by: Caroline on June 22, 2023

Seventh GEF Assembly

Environmental leaders from 185 countries will gather in Vancouver, Canada for the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility from August 22-26. Building on recent diplomatic breakthroughs on biodiversity loss, toxic chemicals, and the high seas, the GEF Assembly will be a critical stocktaking for 2030 goals to end pollution and nature loss, combat climate change, and propel inclusive, locally-led conservation.

It is expected to include the launch of the Global Biodiversity Framework Fund, a new source of funding for protecting endangered species and their ecosystems globally. The GEF was selected to manage this new fund at the COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity summit in December 2022.

Ministers, government officials, business leaders, prominent environmentalists, leaders of GEF agencies and of the main environmental conventions, as well as youth, civil society representatives and Indigenous Peoples will have an opportunity to discuss solutions under the overarching theme of "Healthy Planet, Healthy People."  

Some sessions will be livestreamed and added to the Program of Events when confirmed.

Event information

  • 22 / 08 / 2023
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Conference
  • Hybrid
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