Global Programs

GGGI: GCF Portfolio

Click here to read the GCF Portfolio Report for September 2020.

Click here to read the GCF Portfolio Report for July -August 2020.

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Directing finance to where it is needed most

Delivering inclusive growth while limiting climate change to 1.5°C will require the mobilization of finance at a historic scale. Over the next 15 years, it is estimated the world needs about USD 90 trillion in climate smart infrastructure – most of it in developing countries. Investing in green, climate resilient development will help mitigate the impacts of climate change and enable vulnerable societies to adapt to its negative effects. Climate finance plays a vital role in accelerating the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mobilizing climate finance to where it will deliver the greatest impact is beset by various challenges, including institutional capacity. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), mandated to help develop a low-carbon, ​resilient world of strong, inclusive and sustainable growth, works with its Member and partner countries to mobilize finance in support of climate action plans and programmes aiming to achieve climate targets.

GGGI has already helped mobilize over USD 1 billion in green investments and climate finance in developing countries. GGGI has done so by supporting countries to tap into finance from diverse sources, including bilateral aid, multilateral development banks, and the private sector.

One critical source of climate finance is the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which empowers developing countries to achieve their NDCs by financing mitigation and adaptation initiatives that align with countries’ needs and priorities. To enhance country ownership and access to its resources, GCF has a Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme. This “Readiness Programme” provides grants or technical assistance to strengthen institutional capacities, governance mechanisms, planning and programming to help countries identify a transformational, long-term climate action agenda. All developing country Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) can access GCF’s Readiness Programme.

GGGI partners closely with GCF to support developing countries to access climate finance.  With a common goal and complementary delivery model, GGGI and GCF signed a Framework Readiness and Preparatory Support Grant Agreement in 2017.  Under this strategic partnership, GGGI supports its Member and partner countries to enhance access to GCF financing by implementing the GCF Readiness Programme. To ensure that GGGI remains a neutral advisor to governments, GGGI carries out this work as a Readiness Delivery Partner and is not an accredited entity to GCF.

GGGI supports national designated authorities (NDAs) and existing and potential national direct access entities (DAEs to develop projects for submission to GCF and to access Readiness Programme resources. GGGI also works with partner governments to develop concept notes and funding proposals for submission to GCF.

Over 20 countries have requested GGGI to act as a Readiness Delivery Partner. The GGGI teams on the ground have supported 20 of its government partners to access over USD 15 million in GCF approved Readiness funding and submitted over USD 9 million Readiness proposals.

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Support for Funding Proposals

For countries to access climate finance from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) develops funding proposals, two of which have already been approved (for Ethiopia and Rwanda), three in the GCF pipeline (for Mongolia, India and Senegal), and one being developed (for Indonesia). GGGI has also developed 10 concept notes submitted for Fiji, Lao PDR, Rwanda and Vanuatu, six through SAP. In most of these projects, GGGI works with national direct access entities. The total value of these projects is estimated at USD 685 million, of which GCF contribution is over USD 300 million.

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Thailand(TH7) Advancing Thailand’s Access to GCF
Start Date Q1 Feb 9 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 158,054
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Papua New Guinea Capacity Building on Climate Change Project Identification and Development
Start Date Q1 Oct 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 112,830
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Senegal(SN07) Support to CNCAS for GCF pipeline development as DAE
Start Date Q1 May 20 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 6,797
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Guyana(GY02) Enhancing Guyana’s Access to GCF to Transition to Renewable Energy
Start Date Q1 Feb 26 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 289,003
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Indonesia(ID3) GCF – Indonesia
Start Date Q1 Jun 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 571,200
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Jordan(JO3) Jordan GCF Readiness Program
Start Date Q1 July 1, 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 208,757
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Lao PDR(LA2) Readiness support to enhance green finance in the areas of green cities in Lao PDR
Start Date Q1 May 04 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 524,629
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Mexico(MX07) Readiness Support for Mexico
Start Date Q1 Aug 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 122,089
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Myanmar(MM09) Readiness Support for Developing Myanmar’s Green Cities Investment Plans
Start Date Q1 Feb 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 850,220
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ07) Green growth governance – Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Fiji
Start Date Q4 20191017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 6,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ05) Green growth governance – Secondment to Fiji Development Bank for support with GCF projects
Start Date Q1 20190215
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 18,260
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Vanuatu(VU07) Mobilizing the Vanuatu Private Sector Towards Climate Change Action
Start Date Q1 Apr 17 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 225,009
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Ethiopia(ET5) Green growth governance – Ethiopia GCF readiness: ‘Building the project/program development, coordination and delivery capacity of the NIE and strengthening Ethiopia’s engagement with the GCF’
Start Date Q3 20190901
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 62,063
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda(UG13) Readiness Support to strengthen Uganda’s engagement with the GCF
Start Date Q1 Feb 26 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 700,593
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Cambodia (KH11) Green growth governance – Business Case and Policy Assessment for Electric Mobility
Start Date Q3 20190919
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 8,940
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Rwanda(RW5) Readiness Support to implement Green City Development Projects in Rwanda’s Secondary Cities
Start Date Q1 April 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 369,929
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Readiness Support to Strengthen Papua New Guinea’s Engagement with the GCF
Start Date Q4 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 827,427
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Project
Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Uganda (UG19) Readiness Support to strengthen Uganda’s engagement with the GCF
Start Date Q1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 700,593
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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News

News • October 21, 2020

Private sector stakeholders and GGGI complete Business Resilience Training for small business owners in Vanuatu

On October 16, in the Province of Tafea, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) completed the last of 6 training workshops engaging the private sector in climate resilience. Between February and October 2020, GGGI, the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC), and the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) delivered 6 business resilience training workshops […]

News • October 14, 2020

Ministry of Environment and GGGI Laos jointly organized the “Lao PDR 2020 Nationally Determined Contribution Validation and Finalizing Priority Areas for Lao PDR GCF Country Program” Workshop

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR; October 6, 2020 – The Department of Climate Change (DCC) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Laos office co-hosted a workshop to discuss two key important documents for climate change work in the country. The morning session was focused on validating the […]

News • October 6, 2020

Business Resilience Training for Small Business Owners in Shefa and Tafea Province, Vanuatu

Selected rural agriculture and tourism operators in Shefa and Tafea Province underwent a three days Business Resilience Training hosted by the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) with support through the Mobilizing Vanuatu Private Sector towards Climate Action – Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project. A representative from […]

News • September 30, 2020

GCF (NAP) National Adaptation Plan project on building flood resilience capacities in Rwanda

The National Adaptation Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda approved in January 2020, building on current measures, strategies and policies, will coordinate different government agencies and targeted multi-stakeholders for effective flood and landslide planning and prevention in Rwanda’s most vulnerable zones. As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept through much of […]

News • August 27, 2020

INCREASED CONFIDENCE IN INDONESIA: Green Climate Fund Approves USD103.8 million REDD+ Results-Based Payment Proposal

Joint Press Release – Ministry of Environment and Forestry & Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia   Indonesia has recorded an approved funding worth USD103.8 million from the Green Climate Fund for the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Results-Based Payment (RBP) proposal. This achievement highlights Indonesia’s notable response towards the […]

News • August 26, 2020

GGGI delivers first capacity building training for the MFEM on accreditation to the Green Climate Fund’

Port Vila, 14 August 2020, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) delivered the first in a series of capacity building training sessions for the Government of Vanuatu on accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Held at the Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) in Port Vila, the targeted audience of the capacity building training were […]

News • August 11, 2020

GGGI’s Myanmar Team holds its GCF Green City Steering Committee Meeting

On August 6, the GGGI Myanmar team held its inaugural “Green City Steering Committee” (GCSC) meeting during a semi virtual, semi physical meeting at the Park Royal hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. Representatives of three project cities (Bago, Pathein, Taunggyi) attended over a Zoom link while the fourth (Nay Pyi Taw) attended in person. Ten […]

News • July 4, 2020

GGGI Morocco virtual launch event for the GCF Readiness project “Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions”

Rabat, Morocco; June 24, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Department of Environment within the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Environment and the Ministry of Interior organized a virtual launch event for the GCF Readiness project “Enhancing Access to Climate Finance in Morocco’s Regions”. The objective of the […]

News • June 22, 2020

Call for Concept Notes: Strengthening Uganda’s Engagement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the Development of the GCF Country Programme Project Portfolio (2020-2023)

The GCF National Designated Authority (NDA) – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Republic of Uganda (MOFPED) supported by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is in the process of articulating the GCF -Uganda Country Programme and Project Portfolio within the framework of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme principally aimed at strengthening […]

News • June 2, 2020

Three Successful GCF Webinars Held in Papua New Guinea

As part of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) first Readiness and Preparatory Support Project under the Green Climate Fund (GCF), GGGI organized a series of consultative webinars and training under the leadership and guidance of the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA).  The three webinars focused on: Gender Mainstreaming Guideline for Climate Change Projects in PNG […]

News • May 26, 2020

What do ‘Paradigm Shift’ and ‘Climate Rationale’ Mean for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Project Concept Notes

Over the past 6 months, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia as the National Designated Authority (NDA) Green Climate Fund (GCF) Indonesia has been working with E Co. to build the capacity of shortlisted project proponents from the inaugural NDA Call for Project Concept […]

News • March 27, 2020

GGGI: GCF Portfolio

Directing finance to where it is needed most Delivering inclusive growth while limiting climate change to 1.5°C will require the mobilization of finance at a historic scale. Over the next 15 years, it is estimated the world needs about USD 90 trillion in climate smart infrastructure – most of it in developing countries. Investing in […]

Reports

The Green Climate Fund Country Programme for Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
The Green Climate Fund Country Programme for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

GCF Readiness Project Private Sector Mobilization and Engagement: Feasibility study to identify potential for crowding-in private sector investments in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
GCF Readiness Project Private Sector Mobilization and Engagement: Feasibility study to identify potential for crowding-in private sector investments in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Papua New Guinea Capacity Building on Climate Change Project Identification and Development Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Papua New Guinea Capacity Building on Climate Change Project Identification and Development

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Gender Mainstreaming Guideline for Project Implementers Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Gender Mainstreaming Guideline for Project Implementers

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Guidelines for the No-objection Procedure Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Guidelines for the No-objection Procedure

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Project Development Manual Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Project Development Manual

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

The Green Climate Fund Readiness training on Climate Finance Project Monitoring and Evaluation: Webinar Report Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
The Green Climate Fund Readiness training on Climate Finance Project Monitoring and Evaluation: Webinar Report

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Gender Mainstreaming Guideline For Climate Change Projects in Papua New Guinea: Webinar Report Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Gender Mainstreaming Guideline For Climate Change Projects in Papua New Guinea: Webinar Report

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Green Climate Fund Country Programme and No-Objective Procedure of Papua New Guinea: Webinar Report Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Climate Fund Country Programme and No-Objective Procedure of Papua New Guinea: Webinar Report

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Meeting Global Housing Needs with Low-Carbon Materials Rwanda  • Cross Cutting
Report
Meeting Global Housing Needs with Low-Carbon Materials

Rwanda  • Cross Cutting

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