The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme




Background
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was set up by the 194 countries who are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010, as part of the Convention’s financial mechanism. It aims to support the effort of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development. Thailand, as a party to the UNFCCC, has recognized the importance of the GCF in supporting the country to respond to climate change. Therefore, the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), as the GCF National Designated Authority (NDA), in cooperation with, the German International Cooperation (GIZ), is implementing the “GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme” financed by the GCF and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Starting in January 2017, the Programme aims at further strengthening ONEP’s capacity and understanding on the GCF, notably on the roles and functions of the GCF NDA, the GCF procedures, the accreditation process as well as on GCF knowledge and information dissemination.
 
Objectives
  1. To strengthen the NDA capacity on the GCF procedures, notably on ‘no-objection procedures,’ coordination mechanisms, and the accreditation processes;  
  2. To support the development of stakeholder engagement processes and a country programme which identifies country strategic priorities for engagement with the GCF; and
  3. To support the NDA on the dissemination of GCF knowledge and information to relevant stakeholders.

Approaches
  • Supporting the NDA in the development of a country programme by providing recommendations on its structure, the GCF requirements and international practices;
  • Supporting the NDA in the establishment of a no-objection procedure and coordination mechanisms among relevant stakeholders;
  • Supporting the NDA in the dissemination of GCF information and materials; and
  • Strengthening the NDA capacity on GCF operational modalities and procedures.
 
Client/Duration:          GCF/BMZ/ 01/2017 – 06/2018

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