Global Environment Facility (GEF) - Non-Grant Support Program

The GEF aims to help developing countries and economies in transition to 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 funding is intended to cover the incremental costs of a measure to address climate change relative to a business as usual base line. During the GEF-6 cycle, July 2014-June 2018, the GEF put in place a USD 110 million non-grant instruments pilot to demonstrate and validate the application of non-grant financial instruments to combat global environmental degradation. The GEF-6 pilot invested in innovative projects using financial instruments such as risk mitigation products, loans, or equity investments. During the GEF-7 cycle, which started July 2018 and continues through June 2022, the GEF proposes to make available USD 136 million for innovative projects that use non-grant instruments covering a full range of environmental challenges, including climate change mitigation. This initiative is part of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Support provider 
Global Environment Facility
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Steps to access  

This is a window of the GEF, please see full entry for details. ​

Concept Development
Secretariat's Concept Approval
Council Concept Approval
Project Development
Secretariat's Review
CEO's Review
Climate objective 
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, Non-profit or civil society organization, International organization
Fund size 

The GEF's size is USD 4.05 billion, out of which, USD 136 million is available under the non-grant program.

Co-financing required 
Application timeframe 

On a rolling basis.

Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information
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