B.09/07: Consideration of accreditation proposals

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.09/04 Consideration of Accreditation Proposals:

  1. Takes note with appreciation of the in-depth assessment conducted by the Accreditation Panel contained within the relevant annexes for the following applicants:
    1. Applicant 001 (APL001) is the Centre de Suivi Ecologique, as contained in Annex IV;
    2. Applicant 002 (APL002) is the Peruvian Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas, as contained in Annex V;
    3. Applicant 003 (APL003) is the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, as contained in Annex VI;
    4. Applicant 004 (APL004) is Acumen Fund, Inc., as contained in Annex VII;
    5. Applicant 005 (APL005) is the Asian Development Bank, as contained in Annex VIII;
    6. Applicant 006 (APL006) is Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, as contained in Annex IX; and
    7. Applicant 007 (APL007) is the United Nations Development Programme, as contained in Annex X;
  2. Accredits APL001, APL002, APL003, APL004, APL005, APL006 and APL007, pursuant to paragraph 45 of the Governing Instrument for the Green Climate Fund, and subject to, and in accordance with, the assessment by the Accreditation Panel contained in the relevant annexes for each of the applicant entities;
  3. Requests the Secretariat to inform the national designated authorities and focal points whenever an entity is accredited for operation in their country, and encourages the accredited entities to make contact with the national designated authority or focal point when they intend to operate outside the country(countries) that nominated them;
  4. Encourages the timely implementation of the accreditation framework and requests the Secretariat to pay special attention to the priority needs of developing countries, emphasizing readiness support to national and regional entities that request it, including those eligible for fast-tracking;
  5. Requests the Secretariat to invite national and regional entities that are operating at scale to apply for accreditation to the Green Climate Fund in coordination with their national designated authority or focal point, as appropriate, to ensure country ownership and promote direct access to funding as envisaged under the Governing Instrument for the Fund;
  6. Also requests the Secretariat to use best efforts to have applications ready for consideration and possible decision on accreditation by the Board at its tenth meeting;
  7. Further requests the Secretariat to aim to achieve a balance of diversity, including equitable representation of different geographical/regional areas, in the list of entities considered for accreditation at the tenth meeting of the Board, between direct access entities, including some operating at scale, private entities and international entities;
  8. Requests the Secretariat, in consultation with the Accreditation Panel, when implementing decision B08/03, paragraph (k), to provide recommendations for the fast-tracking of national, regional and private sector entities; and
  9. Also requests the Secretariat to publish the assessment methodology and the questions used in the assessment of accreditation applications.