Amendments to the Instrument For The Establishment Of The Restructured Global Environment Facility

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Amendments to the Instrument For The Establishment Of The Restructured Global Environment Facility

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Decision of the Second Global Environment Facility Assembly

The Second Global Environment Facility Assembly,

Recalling paragraph 34 of the Instrument for the Establishment of the Restructured Global Environment Facility,

Having considered the recommendations of the GEF Council for proposed amendments to the Instrument,

1. Approves by consensus the following amendments to the Instrument:

(a) Amend paragraph 2 by adding two new subparagraphs (e) and (f), which reads: “(e) Land degradation, primarily desertification and deforestation; and (f) Persistent organic pollutants.”

(b) Revise paragraph 3 to read:

“The agreed incremental costs of activities to achieve global environmental benefits concerning chemicals management as they relate to the above focal areas shall be eligible for funding. The agreed incremental costs of other relevant activities under Agenda 21 that may be agreed by the Council shall also be eligible for funding insofar as they achieve global environmental benefits by protecting the global environment in the focal areas.”

(c) Insert a new sentence before the penultimate sentence of paragraph 6, which reads:

“The GEF shall also be available to serve as an entity entrusted with the operation of the financial mechanism of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.”

(d) Amend the penultimate sentence of paragraph 6 to read:

“In such respects, the GEF shall function under the guidance of, and be accountable to, the Conferences of the Parties which shall decide on policies, priorities and eligibility criteria for the purposes of the conventions.”

(e) Amend paragraph 21(f) to read:

“Coordinate with the Secretariats of other relevant international bodies, in particular the Secretariats of the conventions referred to in paragraph 6, the Secretariats of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and its Multilateral Fund and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa.”

2. Invites the CEO/Chairman of the Facility to submit these amendments to the Implementing Agencies and the Trustee and to request that the y adopt the amendments in accordance with their respective rules and procedural requirements.

3. Invites the CEO/Chairman of the Facility to inform all Participants of the effectiveness of the amendments once the Implementing Agencies and Trustee have approved them.