Acumen Climate Action Pakistan Fund

Acumen Climate Action Pakistan Fund

As one of the top ten countries most vulnerable to climate change, Pakistan faces considerable climate-related risks. This vulnerability is further intensified by the country's strong dependence on agriculture. Rising temperatures and extreme weather events are projected to diminish yields, disrupt growing seasons, exacerbate crop losses, and constrain market access. This poses significant challenges, especially for smallholder farmers who make up 90 per cent of the agricultural workforce. These farmers lack the resources to adapt to climate risks, making them highly vulnerable and threatening the country's food security. 

The Acumen Climate Action Pakistan (ACAP) Fund aims to establish a USD 80 million climate adaptation-focused investment fund in Pakistan, providing patient capital to agribusinesses. The fund's goal is to improve the climate resilience of vulnerable farmers and their livelihoods by providing access to climate adaptation solutions for smallholder farmers. Additionally, a USD 10 million Technical Assistance envelope will provide targeted support to improve the viability of business models of investee companies and build overall climate resilience of smallholder farmers and the ecosystem. The project seeks to demonstrate a commercially viable business model, improve farmers' climate adaptive capacity, and catalyse capital towards Pakistan's national climate adaptation priorities in the vulnerable agriculture sector. 

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Result areas

Project timeline


21 Sep 2022 - 533 days

Concept note received

21 Sep 2022

Funding proposal received

21 Aug 2023

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

21 Dec 2023

Cleared by iTAP

12 Feb 2024


06 Mar 2024 - 130 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

06 Mar 2024

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

01 Jul 2024

Under implementation

To be completed

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

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

GCF financing

EquityUSD 25,000,000
GrantUSD 3,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 28,000,000


Co-FinancingEquityUSD 55,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 7,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 62,000,000

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Acumen Fund, Inc.
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Climate Change and Environmental Coordination
Mr. Zulfiqar Younas Primary
Additional Secretary I
2nd Floor, Ministry of Climate Change and Environmental Coordination, LG&RD Complex, G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan