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“CSOs engagement in global and regional GEF activities have been unfolding a new era of effective action.”

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“The GEF aims for more strategic engagement with CSOs in the implementation of the conventions it serves.”

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GEF Focal Areas

GEF-8 Programming Scenarios aim to deliver strategic impact across all elements of the GEF Focal Areas and Integrated Programs.


Climate Change

Land Degradation

Chemicals & waste

International Waters


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.

Focal Points

The GEF-CSO Network’s Coordination Committee is composed of 16 Regional Focal Points and Indigenous People’s Focal Points from 3 regions.

gef-8 replenishment

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
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Established in 1995, the GEF-CSO Network has since grown to more than
520 Civil Society Organisations across 122 countries.

GEF CSO creates space to address climate change, land degradation, and biodiversity issues together.
Former Chair GEF CSO Network
Since its inception, GEF CSO network has been the major mechanism for GEF engagement with CSOs.
Former GEF CSO Chair

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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.

GEF Climate

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.

GEF Climate

Multilateral climate adaptation finance instrument

GEF Agencies

GEF Agencies help governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
to develop, implement and execute their projects