Thirtieth meeting of the GCF Board (B.30)

Virtual
4 - 7 October 2021

  • Date 4 - 7 October 2021
  • Location Virtual
Documents
Type Title Ref # PDF
Agenda
Provisional agenda GCF/B.30/01/Drf.01
Agenda
Provisional agenda GCF/B.30/01/Drf.02
Agenda
Provisional agenda GCF/B.30/01/Drf.03
Decision
Decisions of the Board – thirtieth meeting of the Board 4 - 7 October 2021 GCF/B.30/17
Meeting report
Report of the thirtieth meeting of the Board, 4 – 7 October 2021 GCF/B.30/18
Action item
Consideration of funding proposals GCF/B.30/02/Rev.01
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum I Funding proposal package for FP169 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.01
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum II Funding proposal package for FP170 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.02
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum III Funding proposal package for FP171 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.03
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum IV Funding proposal package for FP172 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.04
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum V Funding proposal package for FP173 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.05
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum VI Funding proposal package for FP174 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.06
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum VII Funding proposal package for FP175 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.07
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum VIII Funding proposal package for FP176 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.08
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum IX Funding proposal package for FP177 Annexes GCF/B.30/02/Add.09
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum X Funding proposal package for FP178 GCF/B.30/02/Add.10
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum XI Funding proposal package for FP179 GCF/B.30/02/Add.11
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Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum XII Funding proposal package for FP180 GCF/B.30/02/Add.12/Rev.01
Action item
Consideration of funding proposals – Addendum XIII Funding proposal package for FP181 GCF/B.30/02/Add.13
Action item
Consideration of accreditation proposals GCF/B.30/03
Action item
Status of the fulfilment of accreditation conditions GCF/B.30/03/Add.01
Action item
Report on mid-term accreditation reviews GCF/B.30/03/Add.02
Action item
Steps to enhance the climate rationale of GCF-supported activities GCF/B.30/04
Action item
Response matrix for Board comments received on the draft document “Steps to enhance the climate rationale of GCF-supported activities” GCF/B.30/04/Add.01
Action item
Update of the simplified approval process GCF/B.30/06
Action item
Response matrix for Board comments received on the draft document “Update of the simplified approval process” GCF/B.30/06/Add.01
Action item
Summary of the bilateral consultations on the update of the simplified approval process GCF/B.30/06/Add.02
Action item
Independent Assessment of the GCF Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Pilot Scheme GCF/B.30/07
Action item
Secretariat management response to the Independent Assessment of the Green Climate Fund’s Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Pilot Scheme GCF/B.30/07/Add.01
Action item
Review of Secretariat capabilities to deliver the updated Strategic Plan for 2020 – 2023 GCF/B.30/08
Action item
2022 work programme of the Secretariat and annual administrative budget of the GCF Secretariat, Board and Trustee GCF/B.30/09
Action item
Independent Redress Mechanism Work Plan and Budget for 2022 GCF/B.30/10
Action item
Work Programme and Budget of the Independent Integrity Unit for 2022 GCF/B.30/11
Action item
Independent Evaluation Unit 2022 Work Plan and Budget and Update of its Three-year Objectives and Work Plan GCF/B.30/12
Action item
Independent evaluation of the adaptation portfolio and approach of the Green Climate Fund GCF/B.30/13
Action item
Management response to the Independent Evaluation of the Adaptation Portfolio and Approach of the Green Climate Fund GCF/B.30/13/Add.01
Action item
Independent Evaluation of the Relevance and Effectiveness of the Green Climate Fund’s investments in Small Island Developing Islands GCF/B.30/14
Action item
Management response to the Independent Evaluation of the Relevance and Effectiveness of GCF Investments in Small Island Developing States GCF/B.30/14/Add.01
Action item
Dates and venues of upcoming meetings of the Board GCF/B.30/16/Rev.01
Information
Report on the activities of the Information Appeals Panel GCF/B.30/Inf.01
Information
Status of the GCF pipeline, including the status of Project Preparation Facility requests GCF/B.30/Inf.02
Information
Report on the activities of the Independent Redress Mechanism GCF/B.30/Inf.03
Information
Report on the activities of the Independent Evaluation Unit GCF/B.30/Inf.04
Information
Report on the execution of the 2021 administrative budget of GCF GCF/B.30/Inf.06
Information
Status of the Green Climate Fund resources GCF/B.30/Inf.07
Information
Reports from committees, panels and groups of the Board of the Green Climate Fund GCF/B.30/Inf.08
Information
Reports from committees, panels and groups of the Board of the Green Climate Fund – Addendum I GCF/B.30/Inf.08/Add.01
Information
Reports from committees, panels and groups of the Board of the Green Climate Fund – Addendum II GCF/B.30/Inf.08/Add.02
Information
Reports from committees, panels and groups of the Board of the Green Climate Fund – Addendum III GCF/B.30/Inf.08/Add.03
Information
Annual portfolio performance report (2020) GCF/B.30/Inf.09
Information
Status of selection of Board members for the fourth term of Board membership GCF/B.30/Inf.10
Information
Status of selection of Board members for the fourth term of Board membership – Addendum GCF/B.30/Inf.10/Add.01/Rev.01
Information
Report on the activities of the Secretariat GCF/B.30/Inf.11
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Consistency of funding proposal conditions with the GCF policies GCF/B.30/Inf.11/Add.02
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Review of Guidelines for Enhanced Country Ownership and Country Drivenness GCF/B.30/Inf.11/Add.03
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Annual Update on Complementarity and Coherence GCF/B.30/Inf.11/Add.04
Information
Status of the GCF portfolio: approved projects and fulfilment of conditions GCF/B.30/Inf.12
Information
Board decisions proposed between the twenty-ninth and thirtieth meetings of the Board GCF/B.30/Inf.13/Rev.01
Information
Report on the activities of the Independent Integrity Unit GCF/B.30/Inf.14
Information
2020 Annual Implementation Report on the Policy on Prohibited Practices GCF/B.30/Inf.15
Information
2020 Annual Implementation Report on the Policy on Prohibited Practices - Secretariat management response GCF/B.30/Inf.15/Add.01
Information
2020 Annual Implementation Report on the Policy on the Protection of Whistleblowers and Witnesses GCF/B.30/Inf.16
Information
2020 Annual Implementation Report on the Policy on the Protection of Whistleblowers and Witnesses - Secretariat management response GCF/B.30/Inf.16/Add.01
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Annotations to the agenda GCF/B.30/Inf.17
Meeting agenda
Item Title
1. Opening of the meeting
2. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work
3. Adoption of the report of the twenty-ninth meeting of the Board
4. Decisions proposed between the twenty-ninth and thirtieth meetings of the Board
5. Report on the activities of the Secretariat
6. Reports from Board committees, panels and groups
7. Reports on the activities of the independent units
8. Report on the activities of the Co-Chairs
9. Matters related to the simplified approval process
9.a. Independent assessment of the GCF's Simplified Approval Process Pilot Scheme
9.b. Update of the simplified approval process
10. Status of GCF resources, pipeline and portfolio performance
10.a. Programming and disbursement targets for 2022
11. Consideration of funding proposals
12. Consideration of accreditation proposals
13. Review of the capabilities of the GCF to deliver increased programming and implementation over 2020–2023 in line with the updated Strategic Plan
14. Secretariat matters
14.a. Report on the execution of the administrative budget for 2021
14.b. Work programme and administrative budget for 2022
15. Work programmes and budgets of the independent units for 2022
16. Performance evaluation and performance-related pay for Board-appointed officials
17. Matters related to climate rationale
17.a. Independent evaluation of the adaptation portfolio and approach of the GCF
17.b. Independent Evaluation of the Relevance and Effectiveness of the GCF's Investments in the Small Island Developing States
17.c. Steps to enhance climate rationale
18. Status of selection of Board members for the fourth term of Board membership
19. Dates and venues of upcoming Board meetings
20. Other matters
21. Report of the meeting
22. Close of the meeting

The Board, having considered document GCF/BM-2021/15 titled “Tenth Report of the Green Climate Fund to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”:

Requests the Co-Chairs, assisted by the Secretariat, to finalize the “Tenth Report of the Green Climate Fund to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”, presented in annex VIII, taking into consideration the comments made and decisions taken at the twenty-ninth and thirtieth meetings of the Board, and submit the revised report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat, in accordance with decision 7/CP.20, paragraph 23.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/07 titled “Independent Assessment of the GCF Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Pilot Scheme” and its Add.01 titled “Secretariat management response to the Independent Assessment of the Green Climate Fund’s Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Pilot”:

  1. Takes note of the assessment of the GCF Simplified Approval Process Pilot Scheme by the Independent Evaluation Unit, completed in accordance with the Board-approved workplan of the Independent Evaluation Unit;
  2. Also takes note of the Secretariat’s management response to the assessment as presented in document GCF/B.30/07/Add.01;
  3. Requests the Independent Evaluation Unit to submit a management action report to the Board no later than one year following the adoption of this decision.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/02/Rev.01 titled “Consideration of funding proposals”:

  1. Takes note of the following funding proposals:
    1. Funding proposal 169 titled “Climate change adaptation solutions for Local Authorities in the Federated States of Micronesia”, by the Pacific Community, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.01 and Add.19;
    2. Funding proposal 170 titled “Enhancing climate resilience in Thailand through effective water management and sustainable agriculture”, by the United Nations Development Programme, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.02 and Add.19;
    3. Funding proposal 171 titled “Enhancing Early Warning Systems to build greater resilience to hydro-meteorological hazards in Timor-Leste”, by the United Nations Environment Programme, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.03 and Add.19;
    4. Funding proposal 172 titled “Mitigating GHG emission through modern, efficient and climate friendly clean cooking solutions (CCS)”, by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Government of Nepal, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.04 and Add.19;
    5. Funding proposal 173 titled “The Amazon Bioeconomy Fund: Unlocking private capital by valuing bioeconomy products and services with climate mitigation and adaptation results in the Amazon”, by the Inter-American Development Bank, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.05 and Add.19;
    6. Funding proposal 174 titled “Ecosystem-based Adaptation to increase climate resilience in the Central American Dry Corridor and the Arid Zones of the Dominican Republic”, by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.20 and Add.19;
    7. Funding proposal 175 titled “Enhancing community resilience and water security in the Upper Athi River Catchment Area, Kenya”, by the National Environment Management Authority, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.07 and Add.19;
    8. Funding proposal 176 titled “Hydro-agricultural development with smart agriculture practices resilient to climate change in Niger”, by the Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.08 and Add.19;
    9. Funding proposal 177 titled “Cooling Facility”, by the World Bank, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.09 and Add.19;
    10. Funding proposal 178 titled “Desert to Power G5 Sahel Facility”, by the African Development Bank, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.14;
    11. Funding proposal 179 titled “Tanzania Agriculture Climate Adaptation Technology Deployment Programme (TACATDP)”, by the CRDB Bank PLC, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.15;
    12. Funding proposal 180 titled “Global Fund for Coral Reefs Investment Window”, by Pegasus Capital Advisors, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.16/Rev.01; and
    13. Funding proposal 181 titled “CRAFT - Catalytic Capital for First Private Investment Fund for Adaptation Technologies in Developing Countries”, by Pegasus Capital Advisors, as contained in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.17;
  2. Takes note of the exceptional circumstances with regard to the matter of full compliance with the provision of no-objection letters as they relate to programmes submitted to the GCF, and further confirms that funding proposal 180 does not set a precedent;
  3. Confirms that only countries that have provided a letter of no-objection that is fully in compliance with the initial no-objection procedure approved by the Board by decision B.08/10 can be considered by the Board;
  4. Approves funding proposal 169 for the amount of USD 16,591,556, submitted by the Pacific Community, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
  5. Also approves funding proposal 170 for the amount of USD 17,533,500, submitted by the United Nations Development Programme, subject to the conditions set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.18 and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
  6. Further approves funding proposal 171 for the amount of USD 20,980,722, submitted by the United Nations Environment Programme, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
  7. Approves funding proposal 172 for the amount of USD 21,128,224, submitted by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Government of Nepal, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
  8. Also approves funding proposal 173 for the amount of USD 279,000,000, submitted by the Inter-American Development Bank, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
  9. Further approves funding proposal 174 for the amount of USD 174,300,000, submitted by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
  10. Approves funding proposal 175 for the amount of USD 9,526,603, submitted by the National Environment Management Authority, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
  11. Also approves funding proposal 176 for the amount of EUR 30,138,772, submitted by the Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
  12. Further approves funding proposal 177 for the amount of USD 157,000,000, submitted by the World Bank, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.19;
    1. Requests the Secretariat to circulate to the Board the respective assessments included in the relevant cooling sector-related baseline studies pursuant to the condition set out in annex I for funding proposal 177, following their satisfactory submission by the World Bank to the Secretariat;
  13. Approves funding proposal 178 for the amount of USD 150,000,000, submitted by the African Development Bank, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.14;
  14. Also approves funding proposal 179 for the amount of USD 100,000,000, submitted by the CRDB Bank PLC, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.15;
  15. Further approves funding proposal 180 for the amount of USD 125,000,000, submitted by Pegasus Capital Advisors, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.16/Rev.01;
  16. Approves funding proposal 181 for the amount of USD 100,000,000, submitted by Pegasus Capital Advisors, subject to the conditions set out in annex I and in the respective term sheet set out in document GCF/B.30/02/Add.17;
  17. Reaffirms that pursuant to annex IV to decision B.17/09, the Executive Director or his designee is authorized to negotiate and enter into legal agreements on behalf of the GCF with accredited entities and other parties involved in respect of funding proposals approved by the Board, taking into account any condition approved by the Board in this decision and in the decision accrediting the relevant accredited entity; and
  18. Authorizes the Secretariat to disburse fees for each funded project/programme approved by the Board as per the disbursement schedule to be agreed in the funded activity agreement in accordance with the policy on fees and the general principles and indicative list of eligible costs covered under GCF fees and project management costs adopted by the Board pursuant to decision B.19/09.

The Board, having considered limited distribution document GCF/B.30/05 titled “Status of approved funding proposals: extension of deadline in respect of SAP018 (Enhancing Climate Information Systems for Resilient Development in Liberia (Liberia CIS))”:
Decides to extend the deadline until 6 February 2022 for submission by the accredited entity of a certificate or a legal opinion, in a form and substance satisfactory to the Secretariat, confirming that the accredited entity has obtained all final internal approvals needed by it and has the capacity and authority to implement the proposed project/programme, for the following approved funding proposal:

  1. SAP018, titled “Enhancing Climate Information Systems for Resilient Development in Liberia (Liberia CIS)”.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/03 titled “Consideration of accreditation proposals”:

  1. Takes note with appreciation of the assessments conducted by the Secretariat and the Accreditation Panel contained within the relevant annexes for the following applicants for re-accreditation:
    1. Applicant R008 (RAPL008) is the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF), based in Namibia, as contained in annex II to this document;
    2. Applicant R024 (RAPL024) is the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA), based in South Africa, as contained in annex IV to document GCF/B.30/03;
    3. Applicant R031 (RAPL031) is the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), based in Switzerland, as contained in annex III to this document; and
    4. Applicant R007 (RAPL007) is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), based in the United States of America, as contained in annex IV to this document; and pursuant to paragraph 45 of the Governing Instrument for the GCF, subject to, and in accordance with, the assessments by the Accreditation Panel contained in the relevant annexes for each of the applicants, and subject to the completion of Stage III of the accreditation by having an effective amendment to the accreditation master agreement, in accordance with decision B.24/13;
  2. Approves the re-accreditation of applicant RAPL008, the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF), based in Namibia, as contained in annex II to this document;
  3. Approves the re-accreditation of applicant RAPL031, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), based in Switzerland, as contained in annex III to this document;
  4. Also approves the re-accreditation of applicant RAPL007, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), based in the United States of America, as contained in annex IV to this document;
  5. Takes note with appreciation of the assessment conducted by the Secretariat and the Accreditation Panel contained within the same annex IV for the following applicant seeking to upgrade its accreditation type: (i) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) based in the United States of America, as contained in annex IV;
  6. Agrees to upgrade the accreditation type of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as contained in decision B.09/07, paragraph (b), subject to, and in accordance with the assessment by the Accreditation Panel contained in annex IV;
  7. Takes note that, pursuant to decision B.08/03, paragraph (k), the Secretariat, in consultation with the Accreditation Panel, is proposing that the eligibility to apply under the fast-track accreditation process be extended to those entities listed in annex V; and
  8. Decides that those entities referred to in annex V are also eligible to apply under the fast-track accreditation process for the standards of GCF in accordance with decision B.08/03, paragraph (f), for entities under the Adaptation Fund.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/08 titled “Review of Secretariat capabilities to deliver the updated Strategic Plan for 2020 – 2023”:

  1. Recalls that successful delivery of the GCF strategic vision, objectives and priorities for 2020–2023 is critically dependent on GCF taking steps to evolve its operating modalities and institutional capacity to successfully execute its programming strategy;
  2. Notes the contents of document GCF/B.30/08;
  3. Urges the Secretariat to enhance efforts to improve speed, predictability, access, impact, quality, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency, including through implementation of the further business process improvements identified in document GCF/B.30/08;
  4. Agrees to and adopts the proposed Secretariat headcount of full-time equivalent staff of:
    1. 300 positions for 2022; and
    2. 350 positions for 2023;
  5. Takes note that the build-up of staff headcount will be implemented on a phased basis over 2022, 2023 and 2024, in conjunction with the annual work programming and budgeting processes, and in conjunction with an overall reduction of the operating expense ratio of the Secretariat from 1.0 per cent to 0.7 per cent of assets under management;
  6. Approves additional administrative budget for the GCF Secretariat as follows, recognizing these amounts supplement the budget for staff salaries and emoluments approved under annual budgeting processes:
    1. USD 1,602,438 for 2022 staff salaries and emoluments;
    2. USD 10,819,966 for 2023 staff salaries and emoluments; and
    3. USD 15,674,915 for 2024 staff salaries and emoluments;
  7. Encourages the Secretariat to improve both geographical and gender balance consistent with paragraph 21 of the Governing Instrument for the GCF;
  8. Requests the Secretariat, in filling new recruitments, to promote and improve geographical and gender balance, and to report to the Board in this regard on a regular basis;
  9. Agrees to update the Secretariat structure to formalize a Division of Portfolio Management, recognizing the growing implementation responsibilities of GCF;
  10. Requests the Secretariat to present a review of its organizational structure in conjunction with the strategic planning for the GCF second replenishment programming period;
  11. Takes note of the views expressed by Board members regarding options for establishing a GCF regional presence, and requests the Secretariat to consult Board and alternate members and to present terms of reference for a feasibility study further examining options for a GCF regional presence, for consideration as a decision between meetings no later than March 2022; and
  12. Confirms that the feasibility study does not prejudge the Board’s decision on a GCF regional presence.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/09 titled “2022 work programme of the Secretariat and annual administrative budget of the GCF Secretariat, Board and Trustee”:

  1. Recognizes that the work programme will help to guide the activities of the Secretariat during 2022;
  2. Approves the 2022 work programme and the goals and suggested priorities set out therein, in accordance with paragraph 23(e) of the Governing Instrument for the GCF;
  3. Urges the Secretariat, in working to implement the target agreed under decision B.27/06, to significantly increase funding channelled through direct access entities, to support a greater number and diversity of direct access entities to undertake programming with GCF and promote participation of local private sector actors and micro, small and medium-sized entities, including through technical assistance and capacity development for concept note and funding proposal preparation, approval and implementation, recognizing that this requires capacity and resources for sustained engagement on the part of both the Secretariat and direct access entities;
  4. Approves an administrative budget for the GCF Secretariat found in table 6 of annex II to document GCF/B.30/09 for the period 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022 in the amount of USD 79,399,930, which includes 28,641,111 in new funding as well as the USD 50,758,819 for 2022 staff salaries and emoluments that was approved by the Board in decision B.24/05;
  5. Notes that the increase in consultancy budget requested in 2022 is contextualized with reference to the Secretariat’s 250 staff headcount and represents a short-term measure to bridge the capacity gaps of the Secretariat to meet its work programme goals in alignment with the updated Strategic Plan, while also noting that the consultancy budget will be expected to be reduced if the Secretariat’s staff headcount is increased;
  6. Recognizes that the new funding of USD 28,641,111 includes a contingency budget of USD 1,556,861. The contingency budget will be used to support both the Secretariat and the independent units;
  7. Requests the Executive Director to consult with the Budget Committee on the allocation of the contingency budget;
  8. Approves USD 57,565,805 for projected staff salaries and emoluments for 2024;
  9. Also approves a budget for the Board in the amount of USD 4,767,656 as found in table 5 of annex II to document GCF/B.30/09;
  10. Further approves a budget for the Trustee in the amount of USD 3,646,000 as included in table 19 of annex II to document GCF/B.30/09;
  11. Recalls decision B.22/20, paragraph (b); and
  12. Requests, notwithstanding decision B.22/20, paragraph (b), the Secretariat, in consultation with the Budget Committee, to develop a proposal for updates to the GCF’s salary scale and current benefits and allowances, and to present such proposal for the Board’s consideration at its first meeting in 2022.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/10 titled “Independent Redress Mechanism Work Plan and Budget for 2022”:

  1. Approves the work plan and the administrative budget of the Independent Redress Mechanism for the year 2022 in the amount of USD 1,645,915, as contained in annex II and III, respectively, to document GCF/B.30/10; and
  2. Notes that the Independent Redress Mechanism’s budget is based on curtailed travel expenses due to the evolving situation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that the Independent Redress Mechanism may need to present a supplementary budget for travel and case-related expenses in 2022 for the consideration and approval of the Board.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/11 titled “Work Programme and Budget of the Independent Integrity Unit for 2022”:

  1. Approves the work programme and budget of the Independent Integrity Unit for 2022, as contained in annexes II and III to document GCF/B.30/11 (total budgeted amount of USD 3,102,910); and
  2. Requests the Budget Committee and the Ethics and Audit Committee to review the budget execution during 2022 and acknowledge that the Independent Integrity Unit may present to the Board, for its consideration at its thirty-second meeting, an additional budgetary request to execute its work programme for 2022.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/12 titled “Independent Evaluation Unit 2022 Work Plan and Budget and Update of its Three-year Objectives and Work Plan”:

  1. Approves the work plan and budget of the Independent Evaluation Unit for 2022 as contained in annex VI (total budgeted amount of USD 6,487,012);
  2. Requests the Budget Committee to review the budget execution during 2022 and acknowledges that the Independent Evaluation Unit may present to the Board for consideration at its thirty-second meeting an additional budgetary request to execute its workplan for 2022;
  3. Notes the update on the Independent Evaluation Unit’s rolling three-year work plan, outlined in annex VII as requested by the Board to ensure flexibility, learning and predictability for the Independent Evaluation Unit; and
  4. Recalls decision B.24/04 and the Board-endorsed four-year policy cycle, and decision B.27/06, paragraph (p), and requests the Independent Evaluation Unit to deliver urgently the outputs from the review so that they can inform the Board in a timely manner in its review of the Strategic Plan for the GCF 2020–2023.

The Board:

  1. Underscores the provisions of the Governing Instrument for the GCF, the Evaluation Policy for the GCF and the terms of reference of the Independent Evaluation Unit that specify, among other provisions, that:
    1. The GCF is a continuously learning institution guided by processes for monitoring and evaluation;
    2. The purpose of independent evaluations is to inform decision-making and to identify and disseminate lessons learned;
    3. Evaluation results should feed back into the development, update and design of strategies, policies and operations, thus contributing to enhancing the quality of the overall performance of GCF; and
    4. The Board is expected to actively consider findings and recommendations from Independent Evaluation Unit evaluations and incorporate them into the policies and advice the Board provides to GCF overall;
  2. Confirms that the consideration of the simplified approval process policy at the thirtieth meeting of the Board does not prejudge future Board deliberations;
  3. Urges the Co-Chairs to ensure that, in future Board meetings, the Board will actively consider evaluations, in line with the Evaluation Policy for the GCF;
  4. Invites members and alternate members of the Board to consider the findings and recommendations of the following evaluations and the corresponding Secretariat management responses, and to provide any comments not later than 10 December 2021:
    1. Independent evaluation of the GCF’s country ownership approach;
    2. Independent evaluation of the GCF’s environmental and social safeguards and the environmental and social management system;
    3. Independent synthesis of the GCF’s accreditation function;
    4. Rapid assessment of the GCF’s request for proposals modality; and
    5. Independent evaluation of the GCF’s approach to the private sector; and
  5. Requests the Independent Evaluation Unit to prepare a summary of views expressed by members and alternate members of the Board on each of the evaluations referred to in paragraph (d) above, so that these views can be incorporated into Board discussions and decisions on related policy items.

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.30/16/Rev.01 titled “Dates and venues of upcoming meetings of the Board”:

  1. Decides that the thirty-first meeting of the Board will take place from Monday 7 February to Thursday, 10 February 2022 in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea, should conditions allow for an in-person meeting;
  2. Also decides that the thirty-second meeting of the Board will take place from Monday, 9 May to Thursday, 12 May 2022;
  3. Further decides that the thirty-third meeting of the Board will take place from Monday, 27 June to Thursday, 30 June 2022;
  4. Decides that the thirty-fourth meeting of the Board will take place from Monday, 24 October to Thursday, 27 October 2022;
  5. Underscores the importance of the full participation and involvement of the entire Board from all constituencies in the Board meetings and pre-Board meeting consultation process as an essential condition for holding an effective and full participatory meeting; and
  6. Requests the Co-Chairs to continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operations of GCF, and to report to the Board appropriately.
Item Title Timestamp File
0. Discussion of the daily programme [part 1] 07 Oct 2021
21:14
- 21:36
0. Discussion of the daily programme [part 2] 07 Oct 2021
21:49
- 22:02
1. Opening of the meeting [part 1] 04 Oct 2021
21:04
- 22:13
1. Opening of the meeting [part 2] 04 Oct 2021
22:49
- 22:54
2. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work 04 Oct 2021
22:54
- 23:43
3. Adoption of the report of the twenty-ninth meeting of the Board 04 Oct 2021
23:43
- 23:45
4. Decisions proposed between the twenty-ninth and thirtieth meetings of the Board [part 1] 05 Oct 2021
23:35
- 23:55
4. Decisions proposed between the twenty-ninth and thirtieth meetings of the Board [part 2] 06 Oct 2021
00:01
- 00:13
4. Decisions proposed between the twenty-ninth and thirtieth meetings of the Board [part 3] 08 Oct 2021
00:37
- 00:45
4. Decisions proposed between the twenty-ninth and thirtieth meetings of the Board [part 4] 08 Oct 2021
02:35
- 03:40
9.A. Independent assessment of the GCF's Simplified Approval Process Pilot Scheme 08 Oct 2021
00:45
- 01:27
9.B. Update of the simplified approval process 08 Oct 2021
01:27
- 02:35
11. Consideration of funding proposals [part 1] 06 Oct 2021
21:08
- 01:12
11. Consideration of funding proposals [part 2] 07 Oct 2021
01:11
- 01:38
11. Consideration of funding proposals [part 3] 07 Oct 2021
22:02
- 22:37
12. Consideration of accreditation proposals 07 Oct 2021
22:36
- 00:28
13. Review of the capabilities of the GCF to deliver increased programming and implementation over 2020–2023 in line with the updated Strategic Plan 05 Oct 2021
21:11
- 22:33
13. Review of the capabilities of the GCF to deliver increased programming and implementation over 2020–2023 in line with the updated Strategic Plan 07 Oct 2021
01:38
- 02:22
14.B. Work programme and administrative budget for 2022 [part 1] 05 Oct 2021
22:33
- 23:35
14.B. Work programme and administrative budget for 2022 [part 2] 08 Oct 2021
00:28
- 00:36
15. Work programmes and budgets of the independent units for 2022 04 Oct 2021
23:45
- 00:38
15. Work programmes and budgets of the independent units for 2022 08 Oct 2021
00:35
- 00:37
17. Matters related to the evaluation functions [part 1] 05 Oct 2021
00:38
- 01:08
17. Matters related to the evaluation functions [part 2] 06 Oct 2021
00:13
- 01:13
22. Close of the meeting 08 Oct 2021
03:40
- 03:45
FP181
Adaptation

Multiple countries

CRAFT - Catalytic Capital for First Private Investment Fund for Adaptation Technologies in Developing Countries

FP180
Adaptation

Multiple countries

Global Fund for Coral Reefs Investment Window

FP179
Adaptation

United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania Agriculture Climate Adaptation Technology Deployment Programme (TACATDP)

FP178
Mitigation

Multiple countries

Desert to Power G5 Sahel Facility

FP177
Cross-cutting

Multiple countries

Cooling Facility

FP176
Cross-cutting

Niger

Hydro-agricultural development with smart agriculture practices resilient to climate change in Niger

FP175
Adaptation

Kenya

Enhancing community resilience and water security in the Upper Athi River Catchment Area, Kenya

FP174
Adaptation

Multiple countries

Ecosystem-based Adaptation to increase climate resilience in the Central American Dry Corridor and the Arid Zones of the Dominican Republic

FP173
Cross-cutting

Multiple countries

The Amazon Bioeconomy Fund: Unlocking private capital by valuing bioeconomy products and services with climate mitigation and adaptation results in the Amazon

FP172
Mitigation

Nepal

Mitigating GHG emission through modern, efficient and climate friendly clean cooking solutions (CCS)

FP171
Adaptation

Timor-Leste

Enhancing Early Warning Systems to build greater resilience to hydro-meteorological hazards in Timor-Leste

FP170
Adaptation

Thailand

Enhancing climate resilience in Thailand through effective water management and sustainable agriculture

FP169
Adaptation

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Climate change adaptation solutions for Local Authorities in the Federated States of Micronesia