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Community-based Climate Solutions for Sustainable Development

This publication provides an overview of initiatives under the GEF Small Grants Programme's (SGP) climate change portfolio which fall under the following thematic areas: Renewable energy access for improved livelihoods Forest conservation for carbon storage and livelihoods Civil society…
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Cover image for publication "SCCF: Serving the Adaptation Needs of SIDS and Enhancing Technology Transfer, Private Sector Engagement, and Innovation for All"

SCCF: Serving the Adaptation Needs of SIDS and Enhancing Technology Transfer, Private Sector Engagement, and Innovation

The Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2001, is managed by the Global Environment Facility. To date, its portfolio of 88 projects has been supported by $364 million in grant resources. It is delivering adaptation…
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Cover image for publication "UNFCCC Guidance from the COPs and Responses by the GEF: COP1 - COP26"

UNFCCC Guidance from the COPs and Responses by the GEF: COP1 - COP26

The GEF continually incorporates guidance from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties into its programs and operations, as described annually in its report to the COP. This booklet summarizes all guidance to the GEF dating from the first COP to…
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Support for Innovation, Technology Transfer, and Private Sector Engagement from the LDCF and the SCCF

In June 2022, the LDCF/SCCF Council developed a new climate change adaptation strategy for the 2022-26 period for the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). This strategy outlines enhanced innovation, technology transfer, and private sector engagement as a…
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Cover image for publication "The GEF and Climate Change: Catalyzing Transformation"

The GEF and Climate Change: Catalyzing Transformation

The Global Environment Facility is the largest and most experienced multilateral fund dedicated to addressing climate change and threats to nature around the world. The two climate change adaptation funds it manages - the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF…
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Cover image for publication "Funding Adaptation Action in Least Developed Countries with Support from the LDCF"

Funding Adaptation Action in Least Developed Countries with Support from the LDCF

The GEF’s adaptation support in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is delivered through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). The LDCF is the only multilateral fund that focuses exclusively on the unique climate adaptation challenges of LDCs and is embraced by LDCs as their own. The fund has…
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Cover image for publication "The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)"

The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)

The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) supports developing countries to build institutional and technical capacity to meet enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. The CBIT plays a key role to assist countries with tools and training as…
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Cover image for publication "The Restoration Initiative: 2021 Year in Review"

The Restoration Initiative: 2021 Year in Review

Launched in 2019, the GEF-supported The Restoration Initiative unites ten Asian and African countries and three Global Environment Facility agencies – the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations…
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Cover image for publication "South-South Cooperation for Upscaling Nature-based Solutions for Climate Adaptation"

Good Practice Brief: South-South Cooperation for Upscaling Nature-based Solutions for Climate Adaptation

This Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) project is a flagship initiative for South-South cooperation, enabling an exchange of technology transfer, capacity-building, policy support or fundraising between countries in the Global South. The project catalyzed global and regional collaboration on…
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Cover image for publication "Good Practice Brief: Innovative Governance for Participatory Design of a Green City"

Good Practice Brief: Innovative Governance for Participatory Design of a Green City

“Asuncion Green City of the Americas – Pathways to Sustainability” is one of the GEF investments aiming to support Asuncion’s ambition to become a green and sustainable city. Through an integrated approach, the project seeks to advance integrated land use planning of the Metropolitan Area of…

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