B.20/05: Guidance from the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: (b) Annual report on the operational framework on the complementarity and coherence

The Board, having considered document GCF/B.20/05 titled “Annual update on complementarity and coherence”:

  1. Welcomes progress on the implementation of the Operational Framework on complementarity and coherence;
  2. Requests the Secretariat to include, as appropriate, the update on 2017−2018 activities as contained in document GCF/B.20/05 in the seventh report of GCF to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in line with decision B.17/04, paragraph (d);
  3. Invites national designated authorities to collaborate with accredited entities to bring to the country programming process any applicable work and lessons achieved with other climate funds, in line with their country priorities and in accordance with the business model of GCF;
  4. Requests the Secretariat to provide information to national designated authorities and accredited entities, as appropriate, related to promoting coherence at the national programming level, including with regard to paragraph (c);
  5. Also requests the Secretariat to (i) develop a proposal for consideration by the Board in 2019 with an updated set of outcomes for the operational framework on complementarity and coherence for 2019−2020; and (ii) include proposals for consideration by the Board on areas where further fund-to-fund arrangements are possible to improve efficiency, effectiveness and simplicity, and to enhance the alignment of portfolios with other climate funds;
  6. Requests the Co-Chairs, with the support of the Secretariat, to engage with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Adaptation Fund Board to better understand options for collaboration with the Adaptation Fund, and to report back to the Board at its twenty-first meeting; and
  7. Requests the Secretariat to collaborate with the Climate Investment Funds Administrative Unit to advise national designated authorities on how programming opportunities identified by Climate Investment Funds beneficiary countries may be brought to GCF programming, as appropriate, including through the work referred to in paragraph (d) above.