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National Climate Finance Institutions Support Programme

National Climate Finance Institutions Support Programme

Developing countries are exploring ways to manage (newly) available financing for climate mitigation and adaptation activities. With the country-driven, direct access approach in mind, some of these countries are establishing national climate finance entities. Other countries are transforming institutions and building internal climate finance capacities.

The National Climate Finance Institutions Support Programme brought together entities with the mandate to mobilise and manage national climate finance from Asia, Africa and Latin America to enable them to

  • share practical experience and build capacities and skills;
  • initiate joint research projects according to interests and needs;
  • prepare for participating effectively in the international climate finance architecture.

The programme also provided tailored technical assistance and training for six institutions; focusing on building capacities for financing the country's action plans and low carbon growth strategies, and capacities to access climate finance, managing climate change project cycle and mobilizing and blending of financial sources.

Programme implementing partners were UNEP and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, with their Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. The World Resources Institute (WRI) contributed with the facilitation of some of the workshops and a publication. 

The programme was funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildings and Nuclear Safety within the framework of the International Climate Initiative.

Target areas

  • ´╗┐Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America


Economic Efficiency of Climate FinancePolicy Brief
How monitoring climate finance can really helpPolicy Brief
National Environment Fund Benin (FNE)Case Study
Direct Access to international Climate Finance and associated fiduciary StandardsPaper

Policy Brief: Concerns and recommendations regarding the design of the Green Climate Fund from participants in the UNEP NCFISP 

Policy Brief

National Climate Finance Institutions - Their Challenges and how the "Fit for the Funds" Programme can respond to them


Within Reach - Strengthening Country Ownership and Accountability in Accessing Climate Finance

Working paper

The Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF)

Case study

The Thai Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund

Case study

Guyana REDD-Plus Investment Fund

Case study

Monitoring the Receipt of International Climate Finance by Developing Countries

Working paper

Online Platforms for Climate Mitigation, Adaptation and Clean Energy


Direct Access

Policy Brief




Project Manager: 

Carola Menzel

FS-UNEP Centre
Senior Project Manager


Project duration: 
01.2011 to 12.2013