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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 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.

Currently, 28 countries have requested GGGI as Readiness Delivery Partner and received approval to implement readiness projects in 25 countries. While GGGI is not an accredited entity, we have been working with our partner governments to develop funding proposals for submission to the GCF. The goal of the readiness work is, of course, for countries to access GCF’s climate finance, and GGGI is very pleased to have helped develop eight funding proposals, five of which have already been approved (for Ethiopia, Rwanda, Fiji, Indonesia and Mongolia) worth over USD 246 million. GGGI has done this through institutional support to national DAEs, technical support on concept development, and conduct of feasibility studies. Four of five funding proposals approved by the GCF were developed with national DAEs.

Projects

CO07
Countries
CO07 Direct Access Entity Support and Sustainable AFOLU Pipeline Development in Colombia
Start Date Q4 23 November 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 377,822
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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CI01
Countries
CI01 Supporting Direct Access in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Start Date Q4 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 119,784
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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RW20
Thematic Areas
Countries
RW20 GCF Readiness Support to Capacitate Rwanda’s Sub-National Level Actors in Green Growth and Climate Resilience
Start Date Q1 05-07-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 699,940
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Cross Cutting
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RW17
Countries
RW17 GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Readiness and Preparatory Support for Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda
Start Date Q1 03-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,823,993
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
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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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PG03
Thematic Areas
Countries
PG03 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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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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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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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Indonesia(ID3) GCF – Indonesia
Start Date Q1 Jun 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 571,200
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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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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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 Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Countries
MX07 GCF Readiness Support for Mexico
Start Date Q1 Aug 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 798,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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MM09
Thematic Areas
Countries
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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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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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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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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Thematic Areas
Countries
ET5 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) 827,203
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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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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KH11
Thematic Areas
Countries
KH11 Promoting Green Mobility through Electric Motorcycles in Cambodia
Start Date Q3 20190919
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 8,940
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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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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News

News • May 17, 2021

First Meeting of Community of Practice for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion on Climate Change

On April 26, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Ethiopia Office and SouthSouthNorth (SSN) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Environment Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) of Ethiopia organized the first meeting of the Community of Practice (CoP) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) on Climate Change in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. […]

News • May 16, 2021

E Co. Institute: Delivering GCF Concept Note Training In Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda ,16th May , 2021 What is the Green Climate Fund looking for when it comes to designing project concept notes? Over the last six weeks, E Co. has delivered training to participants in Rwanda with the aim of answering this question, including local government, NGOs, and private sector actors. The training was delivered […]

News • May 6, 2021

Fiji Ministry of Economy hosts GCF Pacific Accredited Entities Roundtable

On 20th April 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported the Fiji Ministry of Economy to host a Pacific GCF Accredited Entities Roundtable which had a hybrid in-person and virtual format with two panels consisting of ten speakers from around the Pacific as well as dedicated time for questions and answers. The Fiji Ministry […]

News • April 20, 2021

FONERWA and GGGI sign a MoU to promote a green & climate-resilient economy in Rwanda

  Kigali, Rwanda on 20th April 2021, the National Fund for Environment -FONERWA and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) which aims to strengthen both parties’ further collaboration and cooperation in different areas. These include collaboration on the technical support towards the implementation of large-ticket-sized adaptation and mitigation […]

News • April 13, 2021

Training Workshop: Climate project development and Green climate fund Access requirements

Ouagadougou, April 2, 6-9, 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the National Designated Authority (NDA), organized a training workshop on climate project preparation and management in the framework of the Readiness program entitled “Support for Accreditation of Direct Access Entities, Pipeline Development and Private Sector Mobilization in Burkina Faso”. The workshop, […]

News • March 23, 2021

Consultation Workshop on a GCF concept note and PPF validation on E-mobililty, zero emission and non motorized transportation in Cote d’Ivoire

On March 16, the Global Green Growth Institute, the West African Development Bank (BOAD), and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD), under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness program, organized a Consultation Workshop on a GCF concept note and PPF validation on E-mobility, Zero Emission and Non-Motorized Vehicles in Cote d’Ivoire. The objective […]

News • March 22, 2021

GGGI and Ethiopia Ministry of Finance conducted NDA Engagement Workshop

March 5, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute and Ministry of Finance (MoF), under the GCF readiness project, organized a one-day NDA engagement workshop on draft concept notes prepared for GCF in Adama, Ethiopia. The workshop was a continuation of a series of events organized as part of the GCF readiness capacity building support […]

News • March 5, 2021

GGGI delivers capacity building training for the MoCC on Developing Funding Proposals to the Green Climate Fund

On Thursday, 25 February 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) delivered the fourth training in a series of capacity building trainings for the Government of Vanuatu on accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Held at the Grand Hotel in Port Vila, the targeted audience of the capacity building training were officials from the […]

News • January 26, 2021

GGGI Jordan’s Bridging Climate Change and the Private Sector in Jordan

On December 9th, Jordan’s Ministry of Environment, the National Designated Authority to the GCF, held its 1st private sector workshop on climate change under the Jordan GCF Readiness Project. The workshop presented a unique opportunity to enhance engagement and dialogue between Government stakeholders, development partners, investors in critical sectors, and project developers seeking climate finance. […]

News • December 3, 2020

GGGI delivers second capacity building training for the MoCC on accreditation to the Green Climate Fund

On Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) delivered the third in a series of capacity building trainings for the Government of Vanuatu on accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Held at the Melanesian Hotel in Port Vila, the targeted audience of the capacity building training were officials from the Prime […]

News • December 1, 2020

Vanuatu Business Resilience Training Materials Officially Launched

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC), Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in partnership with the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management, have officially launched the Vanuatu Business Resilience Training Handbook, Toolkit and Technical Brief Series. The launching was held on Wednesday 25 […]

News • November 27, 2020

2nd Workshop on the engaging the private sector in building flood resilience capacities under the GCF NAP

26th November , Kamonyi district ,Southern Province, in Rwanda.  The Global Green Growth Institute and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) co-organised the second GCF NAP workshop on engaging the private sector in building flood resilience capacities held in Kamonyi with stakeholders from the Kamonyi District office, Executive of Kamonyi , Rwanda Environment Management (REMA) ,Rwanda […]

News • November 8, 2020

GGGI delivers second capacity building training for the MoCC on accreditation to the Green Climate Fund

On Friday, 23 October 2020, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) delivered the second in a series of capacity building trainings for the Government of Vanuatu on accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Held at the Melanesian Hotel in Port Vila, the targeted audience of the capacity building training were officials from the Ministry […]

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 […]

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Julie Robles

Manager for Partnership and GCF Portfolio

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