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International Union for Conservation of Nature
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 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.

entity profile

  • Entity Type:
    • direct (national)
    • direct (regional)
    • international
  • Size:
    • micro
    • small
    • medium
    • large
  • Fiduciary Standards:
    • basic
    • project mgt
    • grant award
    • on-lending/blending
  • Environmental and Social Risk Category:
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A


Primary Contact
Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan Director, GEF & GCF Coordination Unit
  • Tel +41229990292
  • Email
Secondary Contact
Mr. Sébastien Delahaye GEF / GCF Portfolio Manager
  • Tel +41229990251
  • Email
Document title
Published date
Approved funding proposal FP113 - IUCN - Kenya 11 Sep 2019
Gender assessment FP113_IUCN_Kenya 05 Sep 2019
Gender action plan FP113_IUCN_Kenya 05 Sep 2019
ESS report FP113 - IUCN - Kenya 17 Jun 2019
Concept note Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Smallholder Farming Communities and Agro-pastoral Systems in Semi-Arid Areas of Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar 24 Jan 2019
Gender assessment FP087 - IUCN - Guatemala 10 Jan 2019
Gender action plan FP087 - IUCN - Guatemala 10 Jan 2019
Approved funding proposal FP087 - IUCN - Guatemala 28 Nov 2018
ESS report FP087 - IUCN - Guatemala 27 Sep 2018
Concept note Development of Climate Change Resilient Natural Resource Base to Support Livelihoods of Vulnerable Communities in Upland Watersheds 08 Aug 2018
Concept note Enhancing the resilience of ecosystems and livelihoods through sustainable forest and land use management in Northern Uganda 19 Jun 2018
Concept note Improving climate resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems in the Gandaki River Basin Nepal 25 Feb 2018
Concept note Dryland Resilience Kenya: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation through Rangeland and Forest Landscape Restoration for Resilient Communities, Land, Water and Infrastructure in Frontier Counties of Kenya 22 Dec 2016
Concept note Building livelihood resilience to climate change in the upper basins of Guatemala’s highlands 21 Dec 2016
Accreditation Master Agreement IUCN 25 Oct 2016
IUCN - GCF Board Decision on Accreditation - B.12 29 Jul 2016
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