Development cooperation ,26.09.2014

Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)


The Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) was established in response to guidance received from the seventh session of the UNFCCC COP in Marrakech in 2001. Like the Least Developed Countries Fund, the SCCF is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). 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 including: energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management; and (iv) Economic diversification. Among these four windows, adaptation has the top priority, therefore, also Finland contributes to this window. As at April 20, 2014, 75 countries had accessed a total of $291.47 million for 66 projects under the SCCF. Of the total resources approved, $235.99 million were for 56 projects under the SCCF Adaptation Program. Most of the projects are still under implementation or in the planning phase, therefore, the results achieved are still limited. According to latest report among others early-warning systems have been established or strengthened and over one thousand people have been trained. Number of direct beneficiaries is estimated to be over one thousand. Finland has supported the SCCF yearly with 900 000 euros. When possible additional support has been given. This year Finland contributes with 2.9 million euros.

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Funding decision  26.09.2014

2 900 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - adaptation

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

  • Maailman ympäristörahasto
  • Maailmanpankkiryhmä



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