Latin America and the Caribbean


No. of projects


Total GCF financing


Total project value


No. of Readiness activities


Readiness support approved


Readiness support disbursed




Multiple countries

Arbaro Fund – Sustainable Forestry Fund



Ecuador REDD-plus RBP for results period 2014


Multiple countries

Transforming Financial Systems for Climate



Priming Financial and Land Use Planning Instruments to Reduce Emissions from Deforestations

National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment

Steven Petersen
Undersecretary of Climate Change
Calle Madrid 1159 y Andalucia, Quito, Ecuador
Phone (593 2) 398 7600

GCF Team

Jessica Jacob
Regional Manager a.i.
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Mahendra Saywack
Regional Officer
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Ali Haider
Regional Analyst a.i.
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News + Stories

GCF in Ecuador: Protecting forests

22 Mar 2020 / People living in or near the Amazon face a dilemma. Many want to avoid cutting down trees in the world’s largest rainforest. But how do they resist the financial urge to provide for their families by clearing land to plant cash crops or graze cattle?

UNDP welcomes commitments of a coalition of non-state and state actors to reduce deforestation in Ecuador

17 Sep 2018 / Ecuador has been promoting efforts to reduce deforestation and conserve forests since 2009, with the implementation of the Socio Bosque Program, which consists of providing economic incentives to individuals and communities committed to forest conservation, it has demonstrated its political will to reduce deforestation and advance in its international commitments. It will be one of the first countries to access results-based payments through the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) pilot program.

Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope

14 Aug 2018 / You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

GCF begins first REDD+ transfer

04 Jul 2017 / GCF is transferring its first REDD+ disbursement to help Ecuador reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect its forests.