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Overview

The GCF sectoral guides seek to provide an overview and understanding of country needs and of the potential to deliver the greatest impact in support of country priorities. They will also provide information on how targeted GCF investment aligned with country priorities could have the most impact for each sector, driving paradigm shifting pathways and demonstrating strong climate impact. The sectoral guides is intended to be made available as a consultation version 1 and it is expected that these will continue to be improved and updated as comments are received, new knowledge developed, and experience gained. Based on stakeholders’ feedback, more comprehensive guidelines that will apply for all types of GCF projects and programmes will be developed as part of the full sectoral guides keeping pace with GCF’s replenishment period.

Background

The Board, in decision B.17/08, requested the Secretariat to undertake additional analysis to identify specific results areas, where targeted GCF investments would have the most impact. This work was included in the Secretariat work programmes since 2018, which asked the Secretariat to advance the development of sectoral guides. The Updated Strategic Plan (USP) of the GCF notes that the GCF will issue sectoral guides for the GCF eight results areas and in cooperation with its partners, the GCF will use lessons from programming and implementation to improve capability and project outcomes. As part of this mandate and in line with its work programme and the USP, the Secretariat has been working on the development of ten sectoral guides across GCF’s eight results areas. The sectoral guides are a set of practical tools, which aim to guide project development and appraisal. The GCF will complete sectoral guides and present them to the Board for its consideration and approval to outline potential for high impact interventions across each of its eight result areas.

Sectoral guides

 

 

Sectoral guide: Health & wellbeing

22 Sep 2022

The GCF sectoral guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the Health and wellbeing sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.

Sectoral guide: Climate information & early warning systems

22 Sep 2022

The GCF sectoral guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the Climate information and early warning systems sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.

Sectoral guide: Energy efficiency

22 Sep 2022

The GCF sectoral guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the Energy efficiency sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.

Sectoral guide: Water security

22 Aug 2022

The GCF sectoral guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the Water security sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.

Sectoral guide: Low emission transport

22 Aug 2022

The GCF sectoral guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the Low emission transport sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.

Sectoral guide: Energy access and power generation

06 May 2022

The GCF sectoral guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the Energy access and Power generation sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.

Sectoral guide: Ecosystems and ecosystem services

28 Feb 2022

The GCF sectoral guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the Ecosystems and ecosystem services sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.  

Sectoral guide: Forests and land use

28 Feb 2022

The GCF sectoral guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the Forests and land use sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.  

Sectoral guide: Agriculture and food security

10 Sep 2021

This guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the agriculture and food security (agriculture) sector. It aims to guide proposal development in the sector for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023.

Sectoral guide: Cities, buildings and urban systems

10 Sep 2021

This guide seeks to provide an overview of country needs and evidence-based programming experiences in the cities, building and urban system (urban) sector. It aims to support proposal development for the GCF in line with its investment criteria during its first replenishment period 2020-2023. The objective of the guide is to provide a set of ‘how to’ tools to National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to support the development of high quality and impactful funding proposals for consideration by the GCF Board.

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