The Global Environment Facility (GEF) funds “are available to developing countries and countries with economies in transition to meet the objectives of the international environmental conventions and agreements.

GEF support is provided to government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector companies, research institutions, among the broad diversity of potential partners, to implement projects and programs in recipient countries.” (GEF, n.d.)

The Climate Change Commission (CCC), being the designated MEA focal point agency for the climate change focal area, is responsible for evaluating and endorsing projects to the GEF operational focal point (OFP) in the Philippines, DENR.