A just transition towards nature-positive, climate-neutral development pathways
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.
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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.
The Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility, which took place in Vancouver Aug. 22-26, stands out for its focus on our current global biodiversity…
In an encouraging stride towards environmental conservation, representatives from 185 nations gathered during the Seventh Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Canada to unveil a…
From June 26th to 29th, 2023, Brasilia, Brazil, witnessed an extraordinary gathering of over 400 participants from around the globe for the 64th Meeting of…
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.
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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