Funding

GEF funds are available to developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet the objectives of the international environmental conventions and agreements. 

GEF support is provided to government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector companies, research institutions, among the broad diversity of potential partners, to implement projects and programs in recipient countries.

 

Contributions

The GEF administers several trust funds and provides secretariat services, on an interim basis, for the Adaptation Fund.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. GEF funding to support the projects is contributed by donor countries. These financial contributions are replenished every four years (see GEF Replenishment).  The funds have been provided by the GEF 39 donor countries.

GEF funds are available to developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet the objectives of the international environmental conventions and agreements. 

Other Trust Funds:

Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)

Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPFI)

Adaptation Fund

Apply for Funding

In most cases, the GEF provides funding to support government projects and programs. Governments decide on the executing agency (e.g. civil society organizations, private sector companies, and research institutions).

There are many issues to consider when seeking GEF funding. Who should I contact? Is my country/organization eligible for funding? Who will implement the project? What type of project should I consider? To help with these and other questions, please expand each of the sections below. 

Eligibility Criteria

Choice of GEF Agency 

Types of Projects 

Operational Focal Points