FAO and the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Partnering for climate action

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The FAO-GCF partnership has unlocked $1.2 billion in climate action financing for projects in developing countries


FAO is leading three Green Climate Fund projects in El Salvador, Jordan and Pakistan that help farmers adapt to climate change in water-stressed regions with the help of native trees, rooftop rainwater harvesting and digital tools.


Indigenous Peoples of the Ava Guaraní community grow yerba mate to be consumed as a drink, to generate income, to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and above all, to maintain their ancestral culture.


Restoring ecosystems replenishes vital water sources in the Central American Dry Corridor

Accelerating access to climate finance

Transitioning towards low-emission, climate-resilient food systems is key to improving the livelihoods of rural communities that depend on natural resources for their well-being. Since becoming partners in 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have been scaling up investment in high-impact projects that make the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors more efficient, inclusive, sustainable and resilient to climate change.

FAO-GCF portfolio is valued at USD 1.2 billion, with 20 transformative projects, 83 readiness grants and 8 projects as an implementing partner

FAO-led GCF project focus areas

FAO-GCF project focus areas: Sustainable forest and land use; health food and water security; livelihoods of people and communities, plus ecosystems and ecosystem services

Videos: How FAO and GCF accelerate access to climate finance for climate action

FAO's GCF project portfolio

FAO-led GCF project maps

Map of FAO-GCF funding proposals and multicountry projects

FAO works with countries to design and implement high-impact GCF projects that build climate resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

FAO-GCF Readiness Programme projects

FAO supports countries’ efforts to access grants under the GCF Readiness Programme to lay the groundwork for and enhance climate change adaptation and mitigation action. 

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