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What is the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund ?

The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund – CBF – is a regional Environmental Fund established in 2012 to provide a sustainable flow of resources for the conservation, protection and maintenance of biodiversity in the Caribbean. The CBF mobilises resources and channels support to partner National Conservation Trust Funds (NCTFs) and directly to selected national and regional projects. Currently, the CBF manages approximately USD 70 million through a conservation focused endowment (43 million) and a sinking fund to support Ecosystem-based Adaptation (26.5 million).

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Permanent Funding

A total of US$42 million of initial commitments have been made to capitalize a permanent endowment that forms the core of the CBF’s funding structure. Donors to date include the Government of Germany through the German Development Bank (KfW), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) — through the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) — and The Nature Conservancy. The CBF endowment will benefit the partner national funds in accordance with donors’ requirements. Partner national funds in turn lead the grant-making programs at the national level. One of the CBF’s key principles is that national partner funds must create new, sustainable revenue to trigger a 1:1 match from the CBF. The revenue sources could be private and/or public.

Non-Permanent Funding

In addition to its endowment, the CBF was created with a flexible structure to manage sinking funds, revolving funds and project grant funding. In partnership with the German government through KfW, the CBF has established a 25 million euro fund for ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. The CBF continues to raise non-permanent and permanent funding to bring on additional countries and for regional conservation and sustainable development actions.

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Contact

6 Colonial Hill Plaza
Thompson Blvd.
P.O. Box CB 11398
Nassau Bahamas
Secretariat@caribbeanbiodiversityfund.org