Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) aims to help developing countries and economies in transition contribute to the overall objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to mitigate climate change, while enabling sustainable economic development. The GEF is intended to cover the incremental costs of a measure to address climate change relative to a business as usual base line. Additionally, the GEF has multiple, focused initiatives:

Support provider 
Global Environment Facility
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Information on how to...

Understand the steps to access
Access preparatory support for national dialogues and reports
Partner with a GEF Agency
Develop strong concept notes and project proposals
Submit a Funding proposal
Involve the private sector
Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Ecosystem adaptation, Education, Energy efficiency, Forestry and Land-Use, Industry and Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Rural, Transportation, Urban, Waste management, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Disaster risk reduction, Health, Gender, Jobs and Livelihoods, Poverty, Water
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Private sector, Non-profit or civil society organization, International organization, Other
Fund size 

USD 4.05 billion, out of which, USD 798 million is allocated to climate change.

Co-financing required 
Application timeframe 

On a rolling basis.

Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information
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