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IUCN

International Union for Conservation of Nature

http://www.iucn.org/
Headquartered in: Switzerland
Rue Mauverney, 28
Gland 1196 Tel: +41229990000 Fax: +41229990002
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) headquartered in Switzerland, is a non-profit organization that operates internationally in over 150 countries with a wide range of members and partners, including States and government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), scientists and experts to find practical solutions to environment conservation and sustainable development challenges. It has a strong presence in countries in transition, least developed countries and small island developing States through its regional offices. Its overall programme of work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges such as climate change. IUCN does this by undertaking and supporting scientific research, managing and implementing field projects on the ground and bringing together various stakeholders to develop and improve policies, laws and best practices. Currently, IUCN has a project portfolio amounting to US$ 330 million in grants. It is estimated that half of this portfolio addresses climate change adaptation issues, while 10 per cent contributes to climate change mitigation through greenhouse gas emission reductions. IUCN intends to add significant value to the GCF by implementing its mandate to build capacity, especially in relation to its national government and NGO members. IUCN also plans not only to work towards channelling funding from the GCF to recipient countries, but also to contribute to enhancing their capacity to ensure that they have direct access to multilateral funding.
 

entity profile

  • Entity Type:
    • direct (national)
    • direct (regional)
    • international
  • Size:
    • micro
    • small
    • medium
    • large
  • Fiduciary Standard:
    • basic
    • project mgt
    • on granting
    • lending
  • Environmental and Social Risk Category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C

Contacts

Primary Contact
Dr. Jean-Yves Pirot Director, GEF / GCF Coordination Unit
  • Tel +41229990256
  • Email
Secondary Contact
Mr. Sébastien Delahaye GEF / GCF Portfolio Manager
  • Tel +41229990251
  • Email
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