As an Accredited Entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Conservation International develops and oversees ambitious projects that sustainably address both climate change mitigation and adaptation impacts.
The GCF was established in 2010 as a financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
All developing-country Parties to the UNFCCC are eligible to receive resources from the GCF to respond to climate change. The GCF provides recipient countries with access to funding through accredited international, regional, national, and sub-national entities and intermediaries (including NGOs, government ministries, national development banks, and other domestic or regional organizations that meet the GCF's standards).