The SCCF was established in response to guidance received from the seventh session of the UNFCCC COP in Marrakech in 2001. It is designed to finance activities, programs and measures related to climate change that are complementary to those funded through the climate change focal area of the GEF, under the following four financing windows: i) Adaptation to Climate Change, ii) Technology Transfer, iii) Mitigation in selected sectors, and iv) Economic diversification.
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Estimated USD $242.26 million disbursed
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The proponent of the project develops a concept for a project and submits it to GEF Secretariat through one of the GEF implementing agencies, with a letter of endorsement from the country‘s government (appointed GEF Operational Focal Point in the country). For medium-sized projects (projects smaller than or up to $1M) there is no need to develop a CEO Endorsement request and approval can be done in one step. For a full-sized project, (projects larger than $1m) the agency must submit a CEO Endorsement request after the project has been approved by Council. Once the GEF CEO endorses the project, the funding is released to the Implementing Agency.