A just transition towards nature-positive, climate-neutral development pathways
GEF CSO NETWORK
“CSOs engagement in global and regional GEF activities have been unfolding a new era of effective action.”
Chair of the
GEF CSO Network
“The GEF aims for more strategic engagement with CSOs in the implementation of the conventions it serves.”
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez
CEO and Chairperson of the
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
GEF Focal Areas
GEF-8 Programming Scenarios aim to deliver strategic impact across all elements of the GEF Focal Areas and Integrated Programs.
Chemicals & waste
Strengthening civil society partnership with the GEF by enhancing informed participation, contributing to policy development and local action.
The Management Team comprises of the Chair, Vice-Chair and the Head of four Sub-committees. The Network is supported by a Secretariat.
The GEF-CSO Network’s Coordination Committee is composed of 16 Regional Focal Points and Indigenous People’s Focal Points from 3 regions.
GEF Council starts eighth funding cycle with biodiversity boost
On June 21, 2022, 29 donor governments finalized $5.33 billion in pledges to the Global Environment Facility for the next four years. The record funding will support large-scale initiatives to address biodiversity and forest loss, improve ocean health, combat pollution, and reduce the effects of climate change within the decade.
What our members and partners
Established in 1995, the GEF-CSO Network has since grown to more than
520 Civil Society Organisations across 122 countries.
GEF joins the Leadership for Urban Climate Investment
The Global Environment Facility has joined the Leadership for Urban Climate Investment (LUCI), a framework aiming to raise ambition and fill funding gaps for cities’ climate action by 2025.
The GEF at 30: a year in review amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Governments, businesses, and communities around the world worked throughout 2021 to keep advancing global environmental priorities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
GEF Council approves $191 million for healthy planet and people
The Global Environment Facility’s governing body has approved $191 million in grants and blended finance to advance climate and nature investments through and after the pandemic.
GEF CSO Network
In line with the decision of the GEF Council in November 2008, the accreditation system for Civil Society organizations operated by the GEF Secretariat is replaced by a membership system operated by the Network. Organisations which are admitted as members of the Network will be eligible to attend GEF Consultations and Assembly meetings in a similar manner to formerly accredited organizations.
Information collected from or submitted by GEF, the GEF Civil Society network and other relevant stakeholders.
Funding Adaptation in Least Developed Countries
Least Developed Countries Fund
The pace of climate change is accelerating, bringing with it rising sea levels and more frequent and intense storms, droughts, and floods.
In 2001, the 194 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) set out to address this challenge by establishing the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) – the only facility exclusively dedicated to helping these countries adapt to new climate realities.
Special Climate Change Fund
Developing countries in particular face an outsized risk of costly climate-linked disasters, from damage to coasts and key infrastructure from rising sea levels and storms to the loss of productive agricultural land through droughts and floods.
Multilateral climate adaptation finance instrument
GEF Agencies help governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
to develop, implement and execute their projects