2013 - 2015
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
Since 1991, GEF has achieved a strong track record with developing countries and countries with economies in transition, providing $11.5 billion in grants and leveraging $57 billion in co-financing for over 3,215 projects in over 165 countries. Through its Small Grants Programme (SGP), the GEF has also made more than 16,030 small grants directly to civil society and community based organizations, totalling $653.2 million.
Since joining the GEF, St. Vincent and the Grenadines received grants totalling US$972,500 that leveraged US$215,000 in co-financing resources for five national projects. These include two projects in each of biodiversity and climate change, and one in multi-focal areas.
During the current GEF-5 replenishment period (July 2010- June 2014), St. Vincent and the Grenadines received an indicative allocation to formulate and execute projects for US$1,500,000 in biodiversity, US$2,000,000 in climate change, and US$710,000 in land degradation.