WWF and GCF

International Accredited Entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Welcome to the website of WWF as an Accredited Entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

GCF is a global fund created by the 194 countries who are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, considering the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. GCF invests in climate change adaptation and mitigation activities in developing countries, managing a project portfolio that is implemented by its partner organizations, known as Accredited Entities, (AEs).

WWF The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. WWF-US serves as the accredited entity on behalf of the global network.

WWF as a GCF Accredited Entity WWF was accredited to the GCF in December 2016. The role of a GCF AE is to act as an intermediary between on-the-ground project developers/executors and the GCF. For project developers, the AE helps them prepare and negotiate their funding proposals with the GCF.  For the GCF the AE ensures that during design and implementation the projects comply with high environmental, social and financial standards for overall delivery.

Accountability and Grievance Redress Mechanism

Portfolio

WWF’s GCF projects/programs focus on key ecosystems and types of landscapes that can deliver significant climate mitigation and/or adaptation benefits, and especially which build firmly on WWF experience – offering models for restoring and maintaining the critical ecosystem services these natural systems provide and that communities depend on.