Financing opportunities


Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)

Support adaptation and technology transfer projects and programs that: are country-driven, cost-effective and integrated into national sustainable development and poverty-reduction strategies; and take into account national communications or NAPAs and other relevant studies and information provided by the Party.

 Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

To assist LDCs in tackling their high vulnerability to climate change and help them implement their NAPAs.

 Green Climate Fund (GCF) 

Contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), by promoting the paradigm shift towards low emission and climate-resilient development pathways, and providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

 Adaptation Fund (AF) 

Finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

Conservation International Carbon Fund

Supports the design and start-up costs of early-stage forest restoration and conservation projects, and aids in the commercialization of carbon credits through private sector partnerships.

Special Development Fund (SDF)

Support risk reduction to natural disasters and climate change.

Blue Moon Fund

The objective of the fund is to increase landscapes and livelihoods resilience to climate change. To achieve this goal, the Blue Moon Fund adopts a holistic approach, based on the principles of sustainability and human well-being.

Climate Change Technical Assistance Facility

Provide advance funding for activities associated with the development of project-based carbon assets (credits) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) instruments of the Kyoto Protocol.

Regional Fund of Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO)

Support sustainable land management for the promotion of competitiveness of the rural sector in targeted countries and to reduce poverty.

Infrastructure Fund (Infrafund)

Facilitate investment in infrastructure and guarantee a sustainable and high quality access to these services.

Amazon Fund

Raise donations for non-reimbursable investments in efforts to prevent, monitor and combat deforestation, as well as to promote the preservation and sustainable use of forests in the Amazon Biome, under the terms of Decree N.º 6,527, dated August 1, 2008.

Nordic Development Fund

Facilitate climate change investments in low-income countries. NDF finances in cooperation with bilateral and multilateral development institutions. NDF’s operations mirror the Nordic countries’ priorities in the areas of climate change and development. The operations are financed from the development cooperation budgets of the five Nordic countries.

Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF)

The GRIF will (i) receive payments for forest climate services provided by Guyana; and (ii) transfer these payments and any investment income earned on these payments, net of any administrative costs of the Trustee and the Secretariat and any administrative fees to the Partner Entities, for projects and activities that support the implementation of Guyana's LCDS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The GRIF is also designed to support global efforts to devise a UNFCCC REDD+ mechanism.

Prototype Carbon Fund

The PCF has followed three primary strategic objectives:

• High-Quality Emission Reductions: to show how project-based greenhouse gas Emission Reduction transactions can promote and contribute to sustainable development and lower the cost of compliance with Kyoto Protocol.

• Knowledge Dissemination: to provide the Parties to the UNFCCC, the private sector, and other interested parties with an opportunity to "learn-by-doing" in the development of policies, rules, and business processes for the achievement of Emission Reductions under CDM and JI.

• Public-Private Partnerships: to demonstrate how the World Bank can work in partnership with the public and private sectors to mobilize new resources for its borrowing member countries while addressing global environmental problems through market-based mechanisms.

BioCarbon Fund

Provides carbon finance for projects that sequester or conserve greenhouse gases in forests, agro- and other ecosystems. Aims to deliver cost-effective emission reductions, while promoting biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation.

Community Development Carbon Fund (CDCF)

Extend the benefits of carbon finance to the poorest countries and poor communities in all developing countries, which would otherwise find it difficult to attract carbon finance because of country and financial risk.

Italian Carbon Fund

Help developing countries achieve sustainable development by leveraging substantial investments in modern energy services and technologies.

The Netherlands Clean Development Mechanism Facility (NCDMF)

Supports projects in developing countries in exchange for such credits under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) established by the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Danish Carbon Fund (DCF)

Aims to mobilize new and additional resources to address climate change and promote sustainable development.