Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity


​A council of senior representatives from each partner institution governs the Fund. The Donor Council approves priority areas and strategies for investment and provides strategic guidance on other operational aspects. The Council also provides a forum through which the partners can coordinate and leverage their investment.

Donor Council


Julia Marton-Lefèvre​
Executive Fellow, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale University​

Donor Council Members

Jean-Luc François
Director, Ecological Transition and Natural Resource
L'Agence Française de Développement

Jennifer Morris
Conservation International​​​​​

Humberto Delgado Rosa
Director for Natural Capital
​​​Directorate-General Environment
European Commission

Roberto Ridolfi
Director Sustainable Growth and Development
Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development  - DEVCO
European Commission

Naoko Ishii
Chairperson and CEO 
The Global Environment Facility

Gustavo Fonseca
Director of Programs
The Global Environment Facility​

Munenari Nomura
Director, Development Issues International Bureau​
Ministry of Finance
Government of Japan

Jørgen Thomsen, on behalf of the President
Director, Climate Solutions
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Julia Bucknall
Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice
The World Bank​​​​

Related Information
- Donor Council Terms of Reference
- Documents: Meeting minutes & other Donor Council documents
Operational Manual
The CEPF Operational Manual contains the operating policies and procedures of the program. 
English (PDF - 3.6 MB) 
With regard to unsuccessful grant applications, applicants not satisfied with the written explanation for rejection of their proposal may submit a grievance to the CEPF Executive Director.

With regard to implementation of safeguards, local communities and other interested stakeholders may raise a grievance at all times to the applicant/grantee, the CEPF Secretariat, or the World Bank.​

Please read CEPF's Complaint Mechanisms​​ for more information.