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1 Introduction to the Green Climate Fund Florence RICHARD, Regional Advisor Africa Tunis, October 17, 2016

2 FEATURES AND TIMELINE

3 About GCF World s largest climate fund Agreed by 194 Parties to the UNFCCC Provide support to developing countries Mitigation: reduce greenhouse gas emissions Adaptation: adapt to unavoidable impacts Investment mix: public and private sector

4 GCF timeline 2009 GCF concept proposed at COP Established at COP Governing Instrument adopted at COP First meeting of GCF Board 2013 EXD appointed, Korea headquarters established 2014 Unprecedented USD 10 billion mobilized 2015 First investment decisions ahead of COP 21

5 GCF: A key financial mechanism under the Paris Agreement

6 GCF: A unique institution Country ownership through NDAs and focal points Balance between adaptation and mitigation Equal voice for developed and developing countries Diversity of accredited entities Diversity of financial instruments Dedicated Private Sector Facility (PSF)

7 GCF business model

8 GOVERNANCE AND ROLES OF KEY ACTORS

9 Governance Structure Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) Civil Society Observers (CSO) Network Board Trustee 24 members from developing and developed countries World Bank Accreditation Panel Secretariat Executive Director with 3 directors and operational teams Technical Advisory Panel Independent Accountability Units

10 Roles of NDAs and focal points

11 Accredited Entities Morocco Senegal Namibia Rwanda Ethiopia India Kenya 40 entities accredited to date Peru Argentina

12 Fit-for-Purpose Accreditation Mandate & track record Alignment with Fund objectives Fiduciary functions Basic Specialized At least 3 year of operations Project size Micro (>10mn) Small (10-50mn) Environment & Social risk category Medium (50-250mn) A (high) Large (>250mn) B (medium C (low)

13 Home Access to Green Climate Fund resources Through a country-driven approach, the National Designated Authority (NDA) of a country can facilitate the strategy by which it will address climate change, and provide broad strategic oversight of the Fund s activities in the country Access to Fund resources to undertake climate change projects/programmes will be through accredited national, regional and international entities Therefore, it is important to match likely countries priorities/activities with entities who are able to provide this avenue/modality of access and support.

14 GETTING PROJECTS APPROVED

15 Iterative process Country programme Results & learning Entity programme Project implementation Pipeline development Funding proposals

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17 Proposal Approval Process Overview NDA No-objection 1 Generation of funding proposals Secretariat 3 Submission of funding proposal 4 Analysis and recommendation Technical Advisory Panel 5 Board Board Decision Legal arrangements IE or Intermediary Concept development (voluntary) Trustee 2 6

18 Balanced resource allocation

19 8 Strategic Results Areas With a focus on Impacts Programmes Paradigm-shift potential Adaptation-mitigation co-benefits 19

20 Investment Criteria Impact Potential Paradigm Shift Potential Sustainable Development Potential Potential to the achieve the Fund's objectives and result areas Potential to catalyze impact beyond a one-off project or programme investment Potential to provide wider benefits and priorities Needs of Recipient Vulnerability and financing needs of the beneficiary country and target groups Country Ownership Beneficiary country ownership of and capacity to implement funded activities Efficiency & Effectiveness Economic and financial soundness of programme/ project; appropriateness of concessionality

21 Project preparation facility What is on offer? How to apply? What is assessed? Support for project/ programme development Accredited entities, especially direct access, submit requests Secretariat assesses concept against investment criteria Request submitted with project/ programme concept Also assesses request for justification of needs & GCF policies In conjunction with noobjection letter from NDA/focal point Executive director approves requests Especially micro-to-small size projects Up to $1.5M per project preparation request

22 MOBILIZING THE PRIVATE SECTOR

23 Private sector facility Why the PSF? To mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation actions in the private sector Interventions Access to the private sector Accredited entities with private sector operations Present funding proposals spontaneously or in response to calls for proposals Possible Fund climate risk assessment models and tools Long-term debt, credit lines Equity to develop a project to full bankability Guarantees to bear specific risks

24 Types of Instruments Full Range of Products Grants Grant s Debt (Senior & Subordinated) Loans Equity Guarantees page 24

25 ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR

26 Mobilizing climate action and resources at scale $10 billion Pledged (2016) $9.9 billion Signed (2016) 46 countries, regions & cities 40 countries & regions Incl. 9 developing countries Since first pledging conference and COP20 Contribution agreement or arrangements signed

27 approved 2.Projects The GCF Portfolio 10,579,036 beneficiaries $1,169B for 27 projects Armenia Tajikistan Tunisia Uzbekistan Morocco Pakistan Bangladesh Gambia Carribean Mexico Uganda Senegal Mali Viet Nam Kenya Maldives El Salvador Rwanda Sri Lanka Peru Malawi Chile Namibia Madagascar Tuvalu Fiji

28 GCF Project Portfolio (1) FP001 Building resilience of wetlands Profonanpe, Peru A FP002 Climate information and EWS UNDP, Malawi A FP003 Restoration of salinized lands CSE, Senegal FP004 Climate resilient infrastructure KfW, Bangladesh FP005 KawiSafi Ventures Fund Acumen, Eastern Africa FP006 Energy efficiency Green Bond IDB, Latin America FP007 Managing CC induced water shortages UNDP, Maldives A FP008 Water supply and waste water mgmt ADB, Fiji A A A M M

29 GCF Project Portfolio (2) FP009 Energy Savings Insurance for Private Energy Efficiency Investments by SMEs IDB, El Salvador M FP010 De-risking and Scaling Up Investment in Energy Efficient Building Retrofits UNDP, Armenia M FP011 Large Scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation Developing a Climate Resilient, Natural Resource-based Economy UNEP, Gambia A FP012 Africa Hydromet Program Strengthening Climate Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mali Country Project WB, Mali A FP013 Improving the Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Communities to Climate Change-related Impacts UNDP, Vietnam M/A FP014 Project to Support Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for the Aral Sea Basin WB, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan A UNDP, Tuvalu A FP015 Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Program FP016 Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers through an Integrated Approach to Water Management UNDP, Sri Lanka A FP017 Climate Action and Solar Energy Development Programme in the Tarapacá Region in Chile CAF, Chile M/A

30 Portfolio composition 17 proposals totaling USD 424 million in GCF funding

31 Portfolio composition

32 web: greenclimate.fund

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