Financing opportunities


Small Grants Programme

• Develop community-level strategies and implement technologies that could reduce threats to the global environment if they are replicated over time; • Gather lessons from community-level experience and initiate the sharing of successful community-level strategies and innovations among CBOs and NGOs, host governments, development aid agencies, GEF and others working on a regional or global scale, and; • Build partnerships and networks of stakeholders to support and strengthen community, NGO and national capacities to address global environmental problems and promote sustainable development.

MDB Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

Pilot and demonstrate approaches for integration of climate risk and resilience into development policies and planning; strengthen capacities at the national level to integrate climate resilience into development planning; scale-up and leverage climate resilient investment, building on other ongoing initiatives; enable learning-by-doing and sharing of lessons at country, regional and global levels.

Forest Investment Program (Strategic Climate Fund)

The FIP supports developing country efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and promote sustainable forest management that leads to emissions reductions and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+). FIP financing complements large-scale investments and leverages additional resources, including from the private sector, to:

• Promote forest mitigation efforts, including protection of forest ecosystem services.

• Provide support outside the forest sector to reduce pressure on forests.

• Help countries strengthen institutional capacity, forest governance, and forest-related knowledge.

• Mainstream climate resilience considerations and contribute to biodiversity conservation, protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, and poverty reduction through rural livelihoods enhancements.

Thematic Programme on Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Environmental Services (REDDES)

Reduce deforestation and forest degradation, enhance environmental services and help improve the livelihoods of forest dependent communities through conservation and sustainable use of tropical forest resources, forest restoration and other related activities in a landscape planning approach.

Latin American Carbon, Clean and Alternative Energies Programme (PLAC+E)

  • Promote and actively participate in market development emissions reduction and capture of Greenhouse Gas (GHG).
  • Support the identification, development and financing of GHG projects, clean energy and energy efficiency alternatives and in Latin America.
  • Strengthen institutions and mechanisms to encourage and consolidate the various.

UN-REDD Program

  • Improve guidance on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) approaches;
  • Increase engagement of stakeholders in the REDD agenda;
  • Improve analytical and technical framework of social and environmental benefits maximising the contribution of REDD to sustainable development;
  • Increase confidence in REDD amongst decision-makers on the feasibility of methodologies and the implementation of REDD, through coordination, knowledge management and sharing within agencies and with partners.

KfW Climate Program

Protecting the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting developing countries to adapt to the consequences of climate change touch upon many of the promotional sectors of KfW Entwicklungsbank.