Sector: General environmental protection

LAIF finances projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and environmental protection, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals: 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources) and 15 (Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss), among others.

Relevant sub-sectors financed include:

Biosphere protection

Air pollution control, ozone layer preservation; marine pollution control.


Including natural reserves and actions in the surrounding areas; other measures to protect endangered or vulnerable species and their habitats (e.g. wetlands preservation).

Climate change

Climate change adaptation. Climate change mitigation

Site preservation

Conservation of unique cultural landscape; including sites/objects of historical, archeological, aesthetic, scientific or educational value.

Environmental education/training

Education and training for sector professionals and service providers.

Environmental research

Establishment of databases, inventories/accounts of physical and natural resources; environmental profiles and impact studies.

Environmental policy and administrative management

Environmental policy, laws, regulations and economic instruments; administrational institutions and practices; environmental and land use planning and decision-making procedures; seminars, meetings; miscellaneous conservation and protection measures not specified below.