Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme - 13_I+_031 - 9669 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme

As of: January 2020

Objective and activities

The programme prepares selected countries to access financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The programme strengthens the recipient countries institutionally and strategically, enabling them both to plan effective and efficient uses of GCF financing, and thereafter to apply for, manage, deploy and monitor the funds. For example, it advises the target countries on the preparation of specific projects based on their national climate strategies and it supports them in developing monitoring systems in order to trace any funds deployed. The programme has been set up in the form of a trust fund, and plans call for expanding its capital with money from other donors. This will allow the programme to be extended to include additional countries.

State of implementation/results

  • Built and strengthen National Designated Authorities (NDAs) to establish national institutional structures to engage with the GCF
  • As part of this engagement, the Programme assists NDAs to select priority National Implementing Entities and project pipelines in all of the programme countries
  • Accreditation support was provided to Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority, Fiji Development Bank, Philippines Land Bank, EcoBank Ghana Ltd, Ghana’s Social Investment Fund, Benin’s National Fund for Environment and Climate, Nepal’s Alternative Energy Promotion Centre and National Trust for Nature Conservation and the Development Bank of El Salvador and the Social Investment Fund for Local Development in El Salvador
  • The Programme assisted NDAs to select priority National Implementing Entities and project pipelines in all of the programme countries
  • The project engaged in the preparation of and support to sixteen funding proposals overall: seven in Colombia, two in El Salvador, one in Benin, two in Ghana, one in Kenya, two in Nepal and one in Fiji

Project data

Benin, Colombia, El Salvador, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Uzbekistan

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - France

Partner institution(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),World Resources Institute (WRI)

BMU grant:
€ 15,000,000

12/2013 till 12/2019