World Wildlife Fund - GEF Agency
World Wildlife Fund
The GEF is a partnership for international cooperation, bringing 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector together to address global environmental issues. Since 1991, the GEF has provided $12.5 billion in grants and leveraged $58 billion in co-financing for 3,690 projects in 165 developing countries. Developed and developing countries alike have provided these funds to support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, and chemicals and waste.
A new milestone in this partnership was reached in November 2013, when the GEF Council welcomed WWF as a GEF Project Agency. This status gives WWF the ability to work directly with the GEF’s member countries to design and implement GEF programs and projects on their behalf, with full accreditation regarding GEF policies, rules and procedures.