Transforming Financial Systems for Climate

Transforming Financial Systems for Climate

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 20 Oct 2018 at B.21
  • Est. completion 28 Apr 2028
  • ESS Category Intermediation 1

Providing loans and technical assistance in 17 developing countries across Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean to create self-sustaining markets in energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate resilience.

The private sector in these two regions still perceives sustainable energy and climate resilience as expensive and complex, as the environmental advantage of more resilient investments and practices is not well understood. Efforts to demonstrate the benefits of financing these areas are required to reach a critical mass and upscale the commercial viability of climate projects.

The main objectives of this programme are to scale up climate finance in the targeted countries, to redirect financial flows, and reinforce the capacity of local partners in climate-related sectors. It will do this by providing loans through local partner financial institutions to borrowers in sustainable energy, energy efficiency, housing, agriculture, forestry and water and waste management. It will also include a technical support component.

The programme has an estimated lifespan of 20 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


11 Oct 2017 - 375 days

Concept note received

11 Oct 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

20 Oct 2017

Funding proposal received

06 Mar 2018

Cleared by iTAP

17 Mar 2018


20 Oct 2018 - 374 days

Approved by GCF Board

20 Oct 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

07 Jan 2019

FAA executed

26 Jun 2019

Under implementation

28 Oct 2019 - 1,672 days so far

FAA effective

28 Oct 2019

Disbursement - USD 536,481

24 Feb 2021

Disbursement - USD 21,459,227

24 Feb 2021

Disbursement - USD 38,708,155

16 Aug 2022

Disbursement - USD 1,770,386

18 Aug 2022

Disbursement - USD 34,000,000

18 Aug 2022

To be completed

28 Apr 2028 - 1,434 days to go

Two regions

  • Africa
  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Seventeen countries

Three priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Small Island Developing States
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing37% disbursed

LoanUSD 224,248,927
GrantUSD 33,261,802
Total GCF Financing
USD 257,510,729


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 435,622,317
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 7,510,729
Total Co-Financing
USD 443,133,047

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

Agence Française de Developpement
Mrs Celine Thoniard

Climate Finance Expert
Phone +33 01 53 44 35 91
Mr. Marie Guillosson

Delegated External Funds Expert
AFD, 5 rue Roland Barthes, 75012, Paris, France
Phone +33 01 53444763
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Martin Aïna Primary
Director General, Division of Climate Change
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 96613936
Mr. Théodore Domingo Secondary
01 BP 3502 - 01 BP 3621, Cotonou, Benin
Phone +229 97764297
Burkina Faso
Prime Ministry
Mr. Nebyida Lamech KABORE Primary
Policy Officer
Phone +22676 51 50 80
Phone +226 78 29 27 26
Mr. Basile OUEDRAOGO Secondary
Policy Officer
Phone +226 78 16 48 58
Phone +226 67 29 24 54
Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED)
Mr. Paul Tchawa Primary
Secretary General
Boulevard du 20 Mai, Immeuble Ministériel No. 2, P.O Box 320, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Phone +237 696 939 011
Côte d'Ivoire
Minister's Office, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Marcel YAO Primary
Public Policy, Climate Change and Ecological Transition Expert / Technical Advisor to the Minister in charge of International Cooperation and Resource Mobilization
Cite Administrative, Plateau, Tour D, 10eme etage - 20 BP 650 Abidjan 20, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Phone (225) 0707791504 / 2720239900
Mr. Kouadio Philippe Secondary
Deputy Director of Climate Change
Cite Administrative, Plateau, Tour D, 10eme etage - 20 BP 650 Abidjan 20, Cote d'Ivoire
Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition
Mr. Ángel Sandoval Primary
Undersecretary of Climate Change
Av. Madrid 1159 y Andalucía, Quito, Ecuador
Ministry of Environment
Eng. Sherif El-Rehim Primary
Head of the Central Department for Climate Change, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
The National Treasury
Dr Chris Kiptoo Primary
Principal Secretary
Treasury Building 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 224 0051
Mr. Malik Aman Secondary
Programme Manager, National Coordination (FLLoCA)
Phone +254 720 771774
Mr. Peter Odhengo Secondary
Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Finance
Phone +254 722 984 992
Mr. Hillary Korir Secondary
Senior Economist
Phone +254 722 644736
Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development
Ms. Lovakanto Ravelomanana Primary
Director of the National Office for Climate Change Coordination
B.P 3948, Rue Toto Radola - Antsahavola, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Mr. Visvanaden Soondram Primary
Deputy Financial Secretary
Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone 230-260-081
Mrs. Usha Beegun-Ramduny Secondary
Lead Analyst, Resource Mobilisation Cluster
Phone 230 260 1348
Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development- Department of Sustainable Development
Mr. Bouzekri Razi Primary
Director of Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Green Economy
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Mr. Paulus Ashili Primary
Mr. Timoteus Mufeti Primary
Mr Petrus Muteyauli Primary
Deputy Director, Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Department of Environmental Affairs
Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Private Bag 13306, Windhoek, Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
National Council on Climate Change
Dr. Salisu Dahiru Primary
Director General
Headquarters Mabushi, Abuja, Nigeria
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Ms. Madeleine Sarr Primary
Head of Climate Change Division
Parc Forestier de Hann, B.P. 4055 Dakar, Senegal, Dakar, Senegal
South Africa
Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment
Ms. Nomfundo Tshabalala Primary
Director General
Phone +27 12 339 9007
Ms. Shahkira Parker Operational focal point
Senior Policy Advisor: International Governance Management
Ms. Lucia Motloung Operational focal point
Mr. Zaheer Fakir Operational focal point
Vice President's Office
Ms. Mary Maganga Primary
Permanent Secretary
P.O.Box 2502, Dodoma, Tanzania
Freddy Manyika Secondary
Directorate of Environment, Ministry of Environment
Ms. Méry YAOU Primary
Director of Environment
240 rue des Nîmes Lomé - Togo -, Lomé, Togo
Phone (+228) 22 21 51 97/90148744
Phone (+228) 90148744
Mr. Komi Sossou SOSSOU Secondary
Environmentalist, head of planning unit
240 rue des Nîmes Lomé - Togo, Lomé, Togo
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Mr. Ramathan Ggoobi Primary
Permanent Secretary / Secretary to the Treasury
Phone +256414707135
Mr. Andrew Masaba Secondary
Principal Economist / Climate Finance Desk Officer, Development Assistance and Regional Cooperation

News + Stories

GCF invests USD 270 million to catalyse African climate investment with AFD

26 Jun 2019 / Earlier this week, the Green Climate Fund and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed the agreement which will kick-off the implementation of the “Transforming Financial Systems for Climate” programme. The programme, targeting 17 countries in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, seeks to strengthen local financial institutions in the region and boost the private sector’s investments into renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate resilience projects.