Since the COP in Copenhagen in 2009, there has been a steady increase in climate funds – including domestic, bilateral and multilateral. Major multilateral climate funds include the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The GCF and the GEF are two implementation mechanisms for funding under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with the GEF active since 1992 and the GCF since 2016. The Climate Investment Funds, which include the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), were set up in 2008 outside the UNFCCC process to help developing countries finance development for low-carbon, climate-resilient development.

In our work, we evaluate the individual activities of these funds and other climate financing programs and show synergies and overlaps of the various climate funds. We also developed an online climate finance course for the Renewables Academy (RENAC), which is used in online seminars. For the international climate financing of Germany, we are available to the Federal Ministry for the Environment within the scope of consulting projects such as the preliminary study for thematic-oriented proposals, the evaluation of country-specific programme outlines and the evaluation of individual projects (all for IKI).

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