Canada set to host seventh Assembly Of The Global Environmental Facility

By Samuel Ogunsona

Canada, the North American country noted for her hospitality and affection, is set to host the Global Environmental Facility Summit.

Canada will host the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from August 22 to 26, 2023.

This meeting will bring together environmental leaders from 185 Countries including Government Ministers, representatives of international organizations, businesses, academia and civil society, as well as facilitating engagement with and input from Indigenous Peoples, women and young people.

Irohinoodua is expected to attend the meeting with the hope of bringing life events to millions of our readers in Nigeria and across the world.

The event has been slated for the beautiful and historic city of Vancouver, a city noted for her timeless culture and civilization.

The summit is coming seven months after welcoming the world to Montreal, for the Conference of the Party to the convention of Biological Diversity (COP15) in December, 2022.

Canada has continued its leadership role in global environmental sustainability.

The world appears even more excited as the country is now set to host the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) assembly this summer.

Today, Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced that Canada will host the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from August 22 to 26, 2023.

The meeting will be the cynosure of all eyes across the world and a milestone in the drive for a world free from environmental travails and tribulations.

Leaders of indigenous peoples across the world have always seen Canada as their shield and buckler in their struggle against historic injustices.

The summit provides yet another opportunity for many indigenous communities to echoe their voices from the deep valleys.

One of the key issues that will be addressed is the launch of the new Global Biodiversity Framework Fund.

A critical source of funding is needed for the protection of endangered species and their ecosystems.

Canada which is a funding member of the GEF promised to provide $219 million between 2022 and 2026 to the GEF’s eighth replenishment to support developing countries’ efforts to address global environmental challenges and meet their commitments under international environmental conventions.

In June 2021, Canada also doubled its climate finance commitment to $5.3 billion over 5 years (2021 to 2026) to support developing countries’ transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, nature-positive and inclusive sustainable development.

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