The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. As an independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, chemicals, land degradation, sustainable forest management, and the ozone layer depletion. More
Areas of cooperation between the Secretariat and GEF are on issues related to sustainable funding and technical assistance under the Basel Convention.
Other areas of collaboration with GEF can be found on the synergies website.