Names Contacts Focus
African Development Bank(AFDB) Focus on establishing a track record for environmental projects related to the GEF focal areas of Climate Change (adaptation, renewable energy and energy efficiency), Land Degradation (deforestation, desertification) and International Waters (water management and fisheries)
Asian Development Bank(ADB) Funds projects at the country and multi-country level in Asia as well as the ability to incorporate capacity building and technical assistance into its projects. The ADB has strong experience in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, adaptation to climate change and natural resources management.
Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO) Promotes the implementation of the CBD, with the mission of providing strategic resources for biodiversity conservation. As a pioneer financial mechanism in Brazil, it creates solutions to the sustainability of conservation and climate change initiatives. FUNBIO has extensive experience in supporting Protected Areas and in the design and management of funds, programs, networks and environmental projects, in partnership with both public and private sectors and civil society.
Conservation International (CI) Works globally with governments and engages with all sectors of society to achieve the ultimate goal of improved human well-being, particularly focusing on the essential services that nature provides.
Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) Promotes a sustainable development model through credit operations, non-reimbursable resources, and support in the technical and financial structuring of projects in the public and private sectors of Latin America. They provide sustainable development and regional integration through an efficient mobilization of resources for a timely provision of multiple financial services to clients in the public and private sectors of the shareholder countries.
Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) Provides sustainable infrastructure project preparation, finance and implementation support in selected African markets to improve the quality of life of people, accelerating the sustainable reduction of poverty and inequity and promoting broad-based economic growth and regional economic integration. The primary sectors of focus to the DBSA are water, energy, ICT and transport. The DBSA offers secondary services at the local level, in the health, education and housing sectors.
East African Development Bank (EADB) Promotes sustainable socio-economic development in East Africa by providing development finance, and advisory services; Is now increasing financing of mitigation projects.
European Bank for Reconstruction(EBRD) Track record in market creation and transformation; and ensuring sustainability through private sector and municipal environmental infrastructure projects at the country and regional level in the countries of eastern and central Europe and central Asia, particularly in the fields of energy efficiency, biodiversity and water management
European Investment Bank (EIB) Substantial commitments to environmental sustainability and financing of climate change mitigation; Established and operates a number of funds and financing facilities, including Climate Change Technical Assistance Facility, EIB-KfW Carbon Programme, and Post-2012 Carbon Credit Facility.
Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) Technical capacity and experience in fisheries, forestry, agriculture, and natural resources management. The FAO has strong experience in sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity, bioenergy, biosafety, sustainable development in production landscapes, and integrated pest and pesticides management.
Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (FECO) Mandated is to coordinate and manage project funds in cooperation with international financial organizations for the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and bilateral assistance, as well as other foreign cooperation activities in the field of environmental protection. FECO has the mission to protect the environment by introducing and exporting knowledge, technologies and funds.
Global Environment Facility(GEF) GEF funds are available to developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet the objectives of the international environmental conventions and agreements. Support is provided to government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector companies, research institutions, among the broad diversity of potential partners, to implement projects and programs in recipient countries.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Established the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI) to mainstream RE, EE, and carbon finance for mitigation and adaptation; Also operates the Infrastructure Fund and the IDB Multilateral Investment Fund, both funds are now financing mitigation investments.
International Energy Agency The Agency has a broad role in promoting alternate energy sources (including renewable energy), rational energy policies, and multinational energy technology co-operation.
International Finance Corporation (IFC) Private sector arm of the World Bank Group; Finances debt and equity for private firms; Created the sustainable finance facility; Designed and implemented Partial Risk Guarantee Programmes and other risk-sharing facilities.
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Land degradation, rural sustainable development, integrated land management, and its role in the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. IFAD has been working intensively in marginal lands, degraded ecosystems and in post-conflict situations.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) centers its work, at the global and local levels, on the conservation of biodiversity as a means to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges such as climate change, sustainable development and food security
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Promote foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries to help support economic growth, reduce poverty, & improve people’s lives; Guarantee against losses, and provide environmental and social expertise in its major sectors of focus.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global network of country offices, its experience in integrated policy development, human resources development, institutional strengthening, and non-governmental and community participation.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) The only United Nations organization with a mandate to coordinate the work of the United Nations in the area of environment for which the core business is the field of environment.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Involves the industrial sector in GEF projects in the following areas: industrial energy efficiency, renewable energy services, water management, chemicals management (including POP and ODS), and biotechnology.
West African Development Bank (BOAD) West African Development Bank (BOAD) promotes the balanced development of its member states and contributes to the achievement of economic integration in West Africa. It has fundeed public development projects in infrastructure to support production, rural development and food security, as well as operations including projects promoted by the private sector. The areas of intervention of the Bank are rural development, food security and environment, industry and agro-industry, infrastructure, transport, hospitality, finance and other services.
World Bank Group (WBG) Leading international financial institution at the global scale in a number of sectors, similar to the comparative advantage of the regional development banks. The WBG has strong experience in investment lending focusing on institution building, infrastructure development and policy reform across all the focal areas of the GEF.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) As a leading international conservation organization, WWF was an active participant in the international negotiations to establish the GEF at the first United Nations Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. WWF has since been a supporter of the GEF’s policies and operations, participating in the design or execution of more than 100 GEF programs and projects.


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