The Green Climate Fund’s Project Preparation Facility (PPF) provides financial and technical assistance for the preparation of project and programme funding proposals by Accredited Entities (AE). In contrast with other support programming options at the GCF, the PPF provides targeted support to the AE in preparing full funding proposals for consideration by the Board, based on a concept note that has been cleared for project preparation support vis-à-vis GCF investment criteria. The PPF is designed especially to support smaller, developing countries for projects in the micro (<USD 10 million) to small (USD 10-50 million) however, all AE are eligible to apply.

To this end, the Fund, through the PPF, provides support in two ways: either through financial support directly through PPF funding, or via the so-called PPF service. The PPF Service aims to simplify the delivery of project development activities approved under the PPF by alleviating the administrative, project management and expertise burden borne by accredited entities (AE), thus enhancing the diversity and balance of the GCF project portfolio and fostering least developed countries’ access to GCF funding.

To ensure fast and high-quality support by the PPF Service, eight firms/consortiums have been selected by the GCF to support AE’s on range of topics from pre-feasability to risk assessments and gender and environmental studies, as they prepare their project proposals. Climate Law and Policy is found within the Winrock Consortium led by Winrock International, with the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) as the third key party.

Together with consortium partners, CLP will be required to support the GCF Accredited Entity in the development of its funding proposal, ensuring it complies with GCF requirements and provides a request for a paradigm-shifting project. With the aim of reducing the burden on smaller, capacity-constrained countries, firms selected in this roster are required to provide necessary services from feasibility studies, to budget plans, co-financing frameworks and Environmental and social impact assessment and management plan. To this end, CLP will make use of the broad and varied expertise of its staff to ensure funding proposals are built on robust, data-driven conclusions and that the proposal put forward complies with GCF standards and requirements.

 

TIMELINE:

2020-2023

FUNDER:

GCF

PARTNERS:

Winrock and CCS