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General Guidance

Understanding International Climate Finance

Climate finance involves the flow of funds to help countries to cut their emissions and adapt to climate change. Understanding the strict requirements of the various multilateral funds can be complex.

This section is designed to provide guidance on what is required to engage with the funds and design and implement activities. The content is divided into 3 main sections:

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Prioritise Needs

  • Has a project idea been defined, and is it based on a clear climate change related threat, vulnerability and need?
  • Are the identified priority areas aligned with country and sector strategies (NSDP, NAPA, NAMA, INDC) ?
  • Are you familiar with public funds and institutions relevant to the Pacific?

Resources and Links

Pacific Island Country Profiles 

Selected Donors Relevant to the Pacific 

Map the Planning Process

  • Has the country National Designated Authority been consulted on the project idea?
  • What approvals are required to support ongoing development of the project idea?
  • Has an Executing Entity been identified?

Resources and Links

No-Objection Procedure

No-Objection Letter Template

Best Practices for Country Coordination and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement

Ensure Capacity

  • Is there capacity within your institution to manage or coordinate the design process?
  • What role will your institution have?
  • What additional resources are needed and who will provide these?
  • Are you aware of the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme and how this works?

Resources and Links

GCF Guidebook series -Accessing the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme

Regional Technical Support Mechanism
Technical Support

Support available from Accredited Entities
Technical Support