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The GEF in Africa

Since its inception in 1991, the Global Environment Facility has steadfastly supported African countries as they seek effective and innovative approaches to a nature-positive economy. The GEF has helped implement more than 1,800 projects in Africa, with a total investment of $6.2 billion. These…
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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.  Extensive consultations with stakeholders guided development of a new strategy for 2022-2026. The strategy builds on…
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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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Funding Adaptation Action in Least Developed Countries with Support from the LDCF

The GEF’s adaptation support for 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 a…
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Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change poses a growing threat to all human and natural systems on our planet. International efforts are intensifying to prepare for rising seas, higher temperatures, worsening droughts, frequent floods, and other impacts that can affect water resources, crop yields, and the health of people…
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UNFCCC Guidance from the COPs and Responses by the GEF: COP1 - COP27

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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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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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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Financing Adaptation to Climate Change at the GEF

The GEF supports adaptation to climate change in developing countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), which supports urgent, medium, and long-term adaptation needs in least developed countries (LDCs), and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), accessible by all developing…

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