International Union for Conservation of Nature


  • Type International
  • Date of accreditation 08 Mar 2016

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) headquartered in Switzerland, is a non-profit organisation that operates internationally in over 150 countries with a wide range of members and partners, including States and government agencies, non-governmental organisations (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 USD 330 million in grants. It is estimated that half of this portfolio addresses climate change adaptation issues, while 10 percent contributes to climate change mitigation through greenhouse gas emission reductions. IUCN intends to add significant value to 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 GCF to recipient countries, but also to contribute to enhancing their capacity to ensure that they have direct access to multilateral funding.

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




Improving Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Communities and Ecosystems in the Gandaki River Basin, Nepal


Sri Lanka

Strengthening Climate Resilience of Subsistence Farmers and Agricultural Plantation Communities residing in the vulnerable river basins, watershed areas and downstream of the Knuckles Mountain Range Catchment of Sri Lanka



TWENDE: Towards Ending Drought Emergencies: Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Rangelands



Building livelihood resilience to climate change in the upper basins of Guatemala’s highlands



Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan
Director, GEF / GCF Coordination Unit
Rue Mauverney, 28, Gland, Switzerland
Phone +41229990292
Mr. Sébastien Delahaye
GEF / GCF Portfolio Manager
Rue Mauverney, 28, Gland, Switzerland
Phone +41229990251