WWF GEF Tracks

A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING AND EXECUTING A WWF GEF PROJECT
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The Global Environment Facility is a financial mechanism for the 5 major international environmental conventions: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Minamata Convention on Mercury. 

The GEF primarily provides financing to developing governments to help them meet their obligations under these conventions. Public funds committed by donor governments, and replenished every 4 years (e.g. GEF 6, GEF 7), is the basis for this financing. As a GEF Project Agency since 2013, the WWF GEF Agency both (1) supports and influences GEF policies, guidelines, and operations, and (2) helps governments access GEF funds for environmental projects. 

As a network, WWF is able to support government in designing and executing GEF projects. It is an opportunity to achieve shared conservation goals on the ground.