Forest resilience of Armenia, enhancing adaptation and rural green growth via mitigation

Forest resilience of Armenia, enhancing adaptation and rural green growth via mitigation

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 04 Nov 2029
  • ESS Category Category C

Armenia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Its forests are highly sensitive to climate change, while its rural population is dependent on fuelwood to meet their energy demands.

By focusing on the forest-energy nexus, the project will target adaptation and mitigation measures in two of the country's administrative areas most vulnerable to climate change in Lori and Syunik. This GCF project is the country’s first forestry-oriented funding proposal. It will increase the role of communities governing and managing natural resources through forest concessions and improved fuelwood management, timber production and non-timber forest products. This is a relatively new approach in Armenia, and has the potential to act as a model for the entire country. The project will include an increase in the use of energy-efficient appliances in the private sector and rural households to decrease pressure on natural ecosystems. 

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


16 Mar 2018 - 890 days

Concept note received

16 Mar 2018

Funding proposal received

09 Mar 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

14 Mar 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Mar 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 441 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

FAA executed

17 Feb 2021

Under implementation

04 Nov 2021 - 960 days so far

FAA effective

04 Nov 2021

Disbursement - USD 920,788

06 Dec 2021

Disbursement - USD 1,118,233

15 Dec 2023

To be completed

04 Nov 2029 - 1,964 days to go

One region

  • Eastern Europe

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing20% disbursed

GrantUSD 10,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 10,000,000


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 5,904,680
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,631,542
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 764,758
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 203,750
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 200,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 8,704,730

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Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Ms. Elizabeth A. Bechdol

Deputy Director-General
Phone +39 06 57051800
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo

Deputy Director-General
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment
Mr. Hakob SIMIDYAN Primary
3 Government Bld, Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia
Phone +37411818501
Ms. Ruzanna Grigoryan Secondary
Head of International Cooperation Department
Phone +37411818513