Financial Mechanism and Resources

GEF-financed projects related to incentives

GEF-8 projects

  • 2023 GEF-8 Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program Phase 3 (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela) (GEFID: 11198) Agency: WWF-US, CI, World Bank, FAO, UNDP. GEF Project Financing: $88,644,185. Co-financing: $557,827,180: mainstreaming environmental concerns into economic sectors which currently lead to land clearing and forest degradation (cattle ranching, agriculture, extractive industries, infrastructure development)
  • 2023 GEF-8 Circular Solutions to Plastic Pollution (food and beverage sector) (Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, India, Jordan, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa) (GEFID: 11181) Agency: WWF-US, UNIDO, UNEP, UNDP. GEF Project Financing: $96,280,581. Co-financing: $595,778,545: create the enabling policy environment for circular solutions by establishing regulations and incentives that foster circular economy best practices for the plastic industry while strengthening coherence across government agencies to ensure plastic pollution reducing measures are not negated by contradictory policies
  • 2023 GEF-8 Congo Critical Forest Biome Integrated Program (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo DR, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe) (GEFID: 11241) Agency: IFAD, CI, IUCN, UNEP. GEF Project Financing: $56,259,439. Co-financing: $428,640,177: strengthen policies and regulatory frameworks that enhance conservation, forest carbon sequestration and effective forest governance in critical landscapes including addressing subsidies to forest-impacting sectors that are harmful to biodiversity
  • 2023 GEF-8 Guinean Forests Integrated Program (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone). (GEFID: 11142)Agency: FAO, CI, IUCN. GEF Project Financing: $20,077,828. Co-financing: $59,664,406: improve the policy framework and enabling conditions for forest conservation and management including addressing incentives and subsidies harmful to biodiversity
  • 2023 GEF-8 Indo-Malaya Critical Forest Biome Integrated Program (Lao PDR, Papua New Guinea, Thailand) (GEFID: 11102). Agency: FAO, IUCN, UNDP. GEF Project Financing: $38,216,208. Co-financing: $185,597,817: support the development and strengthening of the enabling environment for forest conservation at multiple scales
  • 2023 GEF-8 Mesoamerica Critical Forest Biome Integrated Program (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama) (GEFID: 11273). Agency: FAO, IUCN; GEF Project Financing: $58,147,493; Co-financing: $438,166,265: review, update or develop instruments that foster the protection and conservation of primary forests using intersectoral processes to encourage policy coherence. These instruments will include, among other, land use plans, forest harvesting regulations, policies and regulations for granting mining concessions, indigenous peoples life plans, procedures for consultations with indigenous peoples
  • 2023 GEF-8 Net-Zero Nature-Positive Accelerator Integrated Programme (Chile, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Indonesia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam) (GEFID: 11085). Agency: UNIDO, ADB, UNDP, UNEP, CAF, FAO. GEF Project Financing: $98,678,187. Co-financing: $695,182,970: strengthening the institutional, regulatory, fiscal, and financial environment to allow for implementation of NZNP strategies while aligning national budgets with national development and environmental sustainability objectives. This could have significant knock-on effects towards more robust implementation of the Targets listed above and greater long-term contributions to their achievement as well as potential contributions

2004 Developing Incentives for Community Participation in Forest Conservation through the Use of Commercial Insects in Kenya Kenya United Nations Development Programme $1,000,000
2010 Establishment of Incentives for the Conservation of Ecosystem Services of Global Significance Argentina United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme $2,905,000
2015 Mainstreaming Incentives for Biodiversity Conservation in the Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy (CRGE) Ethiopia United Nations Development Programme $3,316,455
2015 Capacity Development for Implementing Rio Conventions through Enhancing Incentive Mechanism for Sustainable Watershed/Land Management Indonesia United Nations Development Programme $1,880,000
2015 Supporting Sustainable Land Management in Steppe and Semi-arid Zones through Integrated Territorial Planning and Agro-environmental Incentives Kazakhstan United Nations Development Programme $1,900,000
2016 Capacity, Policy and Financial Incentives for PFM in Kirisia Forest and integrated Rangelands Management Kenya Food and Agriculture Organization $2,823,439
2017 Delivering Sustainable Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits in West Africa through Good Governance, Correct Incentives and Innovation Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Global Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Environment Programme $6,433,027
2021 Transition Towards Low and No-Emission Electric Mobility in the Ukraine: Strengthening Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Incentives Ukraine United Nations Environment Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development $1,601,376
2022 Natural Capital Accounting and Assessment: Informing development planning, sustainable tourism development and other incentives for improved conservation and sustainable landscapes Philippines United Nations Environment Programme $3,502,968