Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF)

The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) was initiated in 2006 by the European Commission and has been operational since 2008. The GEEREF is under the authority of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and is managed by a team from the European Investment Fund (EIF).


The fund is being used to support public-private partnerships in developing and newly industrialized countries concerned with renewable energy and energy efficiency. The fund focuses on small and mid-sized projects in countries that politically permit commitments by the private sector. It mainly realizes projects with budgets of less than €10 million, as such projects do not receive enough consideration from private investors.

Funding volume and Germany’s contribution

GEEREF has a total of €222 million under management, coming from both public donors and private investors. The donor countries – the European Commission, Germany and Norway – are contributing €112 million. Germany has pledged a total of €24 million to the GEEREF (February 2018).