Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund aims to help developing
countries and economies in transition contribute to the overall objective of
the Rio Conventions including 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 environmental issues such as climate change, relative to a
business as usual base line. Additionally, the GEF has multiple, focused initiatives:

  • Support for Programming Through National Dialogues, which provides resources so that countries can carry out multi stakeholder exercises that help prioritize actions that can be financed with GEF funding
  • Non-Grant Support Program, which supports non-grant financial instruments to combat global environmental degradation
  • Small-Grants Program, which promotes community-based innovation, capacity development, and empowerment of local communities and civil society organizations
Support provider 
Global Environment Facility
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Information on how to...



1
Understand the steps to access
2
Access preparatory support for national dialogues and reports
3
Partner with a GEF Agency
4
Develop strong concept notes and project proposals
5
Submit a Funding proposal
6
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 
Multilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Private sector, Non-profit or civil society organization, International organization, Other
Fund size 

USD 4.068 billion, out of which, USD 802 million is allocated to climate change mitigation.

Co-financing required 
Yes
Application timeframe 

On a rolling basis.

Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information 
http://www.thegef.org/gef/
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