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

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

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 - 64 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

Under implementation


One region

  • Eastern Europe

One country

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

GCF financing

GrantUSD 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

GCF Contacts

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GCF Communications
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155
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Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Mr Roberto Ridolfi
Assistant Director-General, Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department
Phone +39 0657 0501 46
Mr. Alexander Jones
Director, Climate and Environment Division
Phone +39 0657 0523 31

National Designated Authority


Ministry of Environment

Dr. Irina Ghaplanyan
Deputy Minister
3 Government Bld.,Republic Sq., Yerevan, Armenia
Ms. Ruzanna Grigoryan
Head of International Cooperation Department