Implementing Partners

Partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

  • UN Environment

    UN Environment

    United Nations Environment
    UN Environment is the leading global environmental authority and the voice of the environment within the UN system. UNEP assists countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices, and has expertise in helping countries to build frameworks for climate finance investment.
  • UNDP

    (United Nations Development Programme)
    UNDP works in over 170 countries, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities. UNDP is working in most Least Developed Countries and Middle Income Countries on adaptation and mitigation in the area of policy and programming, investment, and capacity development.
  • WRI

    (World Resources Institute)
    WRI is a global research organization that has engaged in climate change issues for over 20 years. WRI brings expertise on international financial flows and national level climate finance, including carrying-out readiness assessments in Africa and advising on climate finance architecture.
  • BMU

    (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)
    For more than 25 years BMU has worked to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation and establish an intelligent and efficient use of raw materials. BMU has advanced climate action and promoted a use of natural resources that conserves biodiversity and secures habitats.

Collaboration with the Green Climate Fund

The GCF Readiness Programme collaborates directly with the Green Climate Fund to ensure coordinated readiness support to developing countries. Activities undertaken to prepare countries for the GCF are closely coordinated with the Fund itself, in line with its policies and its readiness and preparatory support activities.  


Cooperating Partners

The German Government is committed to the objectives of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and offers assistance to developing countries to access and manage GCF funding.  As such, readiness support funded by the German Government is delivered through two parallel components:  

  • The German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has entrusted the implementation of its parts of the programme to UNEP, UNDP and WRI;   
  • The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has entrusted its parts of the programme to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and KfW Entwicklungsbank.  
The programmes work in different countries but share the same goals and cooperate very closely.