Background to the Global Environment FacilityThe Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a mechanism for international cooperation to achieve global environmental benefits through support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Since its inception in 1991 and launch in 1994, its work has focused on five key areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, ozone depletion and land degradation.
The GEF is structured as a trust fund that operates in collaboration and partnership with three implementing agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank.
LinksGlobal Environment Facility Web site
GEF Forest Ecosystems Operational Programme (PDF)
GEF funding options
UNDP/GEF Web site
UNEP/GEF Web site
World Bank/GEF Web site