Global Environment Facility


Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is an environmentally focused funding organization that funds grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, soil degradation, the ozone layer, persistent organic pollutants, mercury, sustainable forest management, and food. It currently covers 184 countries, partnering with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the private sector to address global environmental challenges while supporting national sustainable development initiatives.

                                                        Projects implemented by GEF in Azerbaijan:


Name of the project


Period of performance

Executive organization

Conservation and sustainable use of globally important agro-biodiversity

To develop the protection of wild ancestors of plants and local traditional varieties in their natural habitats, to provide appropriate genetic resources for cultivation, to expand their protection in plant gene banks, and to increase the production and use of local varieties in small farms and commercially oriented farms 2017-2022 UNDP

Management of pesticide circulation and decontamination of persistent organic pollutants in Central Asian countries and Turkey

To reduce the release of POPs into the environment from unusable pesticide stocks and contaminated sites and to strengthen the capacity for proper pesticide management

2018-2022 FAO