High Impact Programme for the Corporate Sector

High Impact Programme for the Corporate Sector

Emissions from industry account for about 30 percent of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They arise mainly from the extraction of primary materials and materials processing for manufacturing and construction, including for chemicals and fertilizers, pulp and paper, non-ferrous metals, food processing, and textiles.

This programme is GCF's first at-scale investment to promote the uptake of low-carbon technologies in the industrial sector. It has been designed to facilitate a transformational shift within energy-intensive industries, agribusinesses, and the mining sector in Armenia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Serbia, Tunisia, and Uzbekistan. It seeks to forge a low-carbon pathway by promoting the uptake of high climate impact technologies and stimulating behavioural change at the corporate governance and management level. This includes integrating climate change considerations into strategic, financial, and technological decision making.  

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


17 Mar 2017 - 1254 days

Concept note received

17 Mar 2017

Funding proposal received

23 Jan 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Mar 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 68 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

Under implementation


01 Sep 2024

Three regions

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Africa
  • Eastern Europe

Seven countries

One priority group

  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

LoanUSD 75,750,000
GrantUSD 5,530,000
LoanUSD 176,750,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 227,250,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 530,250,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,360,000

GCF Contacts

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GCF Communications
Phone +82 10 4458 7751
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GCF Information Disclosure
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155
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Accredited Entity

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Mr. Alexis Franke
Principal Manager | Deputy Pillar Head Donor Co-Financing
Mr. Jan-Willem Van de Ven
Associate Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
One Exchange Square, London, United Kingdom
Phone +44 20 7338 7821

National Designated Authority


Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Akhmetzhan Primkulov
Vice-Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources
8, House of Ministries, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Phone +7 7172 740069
Olzhas Agabekov
Director of Climate Policy and Green Technologies Department
Phone +7 7172 740228
Ainur Kopbayeva
Head of Adaptation to Climate Change Unit, Climate Policy and Green Technologies Department
Phone +7 7172 740293

Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Mr Badriddin Abidov
Deputy Minister
1 Islam Karimov Str., Tashkent city, Uzbekistan
Phone +998 71 238 50 81

Ministry of Environment

Mr. Belal Shqarin
Director, Climate Change Directorate
King Faisal Bin Abd Aziz Street, 83 Um Uthaina, Amman, Jordan

Ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, Secretariat of State for Sustainable Development

Mr. Bouzekri Razi
Director of Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Green Economy

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

Mr. Chokri Mezghani
Director of General Directorate of Sustainable Development
Ministere des Affaires Locales et l'Environnement, Cite Administrative, Rue du Developpement, Cite el Khadra, Tunis, Tunisia
Phone +216 22 74 93 62
Phone +216 70 24 38 00

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Mr. Branislav Nedimović
Nemanjina 22-26, Belgrade, Serbia

Ministry of Environment

Dr. Irina Ghaplanyan
Deputy Minister
3 Government Bld.,Republic Sq., Yerevan, Armenia
Ms. Ruzanna Grigoryan
Head of International Cooperation Department