GEF- Administered Trust Funds
The GEF administers different trust funds: Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF); Least Developed Countries Trust Fund (LDCF); Special Climate Change Trust Fund (SCCF); Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF). The GEF also provides secretariat services, on an interim basis, for the Adaptation Fund.
Replenishment of the Trust Fund takes place every four (4) years based on donor pledges that are funded over a four-year period. The funding is made available for activities within the GEF Focal Areas defined during the replenishment discussions.
The GEF Trust fund has received a total of $15.225 billion during its five replenishments.
Source of funding: 39 donor countries contributed to the GEF Trust Fund since its inception (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States).
The SCCF Trust Fund
Goal: Support adaptation and technology transfer in all developing country parties to the UNFCCC, supporting both long-term and short-term adaptation activities in water resources management, land management, agriculture, health, infrastructure development, fragile ecosystems, including mountainous ecosystems, and integrated coastal zone management.
ESTd 2001: A voluntary trust fund which finances activities, programs and measures relating to climate change complementary to those funded by the resources allocated to the climate change focal area of the GEF, as well as to those provided by bilateral and multilateral funding.
Source of funding: 15 donor countries have pledged contributions to the fund.
The LDCF Trust Fund
The LDCF reduces the vulnerability of sectors and resources that are central to development and livelihoods, such as water, agriculture and food security, health, disaster risk management and prevention, infrastructure, and fragile ecosystems.
Tasked with financing the preparation and implementation of National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs). NAPAs use existing information to identify a country’s priorities for adaptation actions. The LDCF is the only existing fund whose mandate is to finance the preparation and implementation of the NAPAs.
Sources of funding: 25 donor countries have pledged contributions to the fund.
The Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund
Goal: Support signatory countries, as well as those in the process of signing The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (the Nagoya Protocol) and that intend to ratify the Protocol in order to accelerate the ratification and implementation of the Protocol. The Fund supports existing opportunities leading to development and implementation of concrete Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) agreements with involvement of the private sectors, among others.
Sources of funding: The governments of Japan, Switzerland, Norway, France, and the United Kingdom have committed approximately US$ 14.85 million in contributions to the NPIF.
- For more information on the NPIF read the council document "Outstanding Issues Related to the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund" (GEF/C.40/11).
- Brochure on the NPIF: English, Japanese.