Global Subnational Climate Fund (SnCF Global) – Technical Assistance (TA) Facility

Global Subnational Climate Fund (SnCF Global) – Technical Assistance (TA) Facility

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Nov 2020 at B.27
  • Est. completion 20 Apr 2028
  • ESS Category Intermediation 2

The goal of the Sub-national Climate Fund Global (SnCF Global or the “Fund”) is to catalyze long-term climate investment at the sub-national level for mitigation and adaptation solutions through a transformative financing model. The SnCF Global’s business model is designed to attract primarily private institutional investment and to deliver certified climate and Sustainable Development impacts and Nature-based Solutions at global scale (SDGs, NbS). The subnational level is key: 70% of known climate solutions are located within the boundaries of subnational authorities. Significant additional investment is needed in this sector to achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. The SnCF Global presents a positive disruptive solution on how subnational climate projects should be structured, de-risked, and funded by both private and public investors, while monitored and benchmarked at the highest level of rigor and quality. 

The Fund is designed to overcome project-level barriers and limitations in attracting private investment that leads to chronic underfunding of bankable mitigation and adaptation projects at the sub-national level, specifically at the deal size of USD 5 million to 75 million. Thousands of high merit sub-national projects are bypassed by commercial financing because investors prefer perceived safer and larger investments. The Fund firmly believes that GCF anchor funding and first-loss coverage will unlock both public investors and more importantly, private institutional investors. With GCF support, these investors have expressed willingness to co-invest. This is the first time an impact equity fund mobilizes public (20 %) and private sector (80%) funding at scale to de-risk sub-national middle scale infrastructure projects. 

Total project value




Result areas

Project timeline


30 Aug 2017 - 1172 days

Concept note received

30 Aug 2017

Funding proposal received

31 Dec 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Mar 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

21 May 2020

Cleared by iTAP

19 Oct 2020


13 Nov 2020 - 159 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Nov 2020

FAA executed

17 Feb 2021

Under implementation

20 Apr 2021 - 64 days so far

FAA effective

20 Apr 2021

Disbursement - USD 2,168,375

26 May 2021


20 Apr 2028 - 2,494 days to go

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

GCF financing8% disbursed

GrantUSD 18,500,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 18,500,000


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 400,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 6,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 100,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,500,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 500,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 9,500,000

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International Union for Conservation of Nature
Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan
Director, GEF / GCF Coordination Unit
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Mr. Sébastien Delahaye
GEF / GCF Portfolio Manager
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Mr. Daniel Josifovski, MSc
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State Counselor on Climate Change, Ministry of environment and physical planning
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
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GCF signs public-private partnership agreements to launch Global Subnational Climate Fund

23 Feb 2021 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has joined forces with Pegasus Capital Advisors and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in an innovative bundling of public-private financing to plug a funding gap for sub-national climate initiatives. GCF announced it has signed funding agreements with both organisations during a virtual briefing session for UN representatives in New York about the Global Subnational Climate Fund (SnCF Global), created to address a major deficit in climate finance.