GCF: GCF approves eight projects at its first Board meeting in 2017
Songdo, 06 Apr 2017. The first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board meeting of 2017 concluded today by approving eight new projects and programmes valued at USD 755 million in GCF funding to assist developing countries respond to climate change. The decisions were reached during the 16th meeting of the Board (B.16) at GCF Headquarters in Songdo, Republic of Korea.
Taking these eight new projects into account, the Fund’s portfolio now consists of 43 projects and programmes amounting to USD 2.2 billion in GCF funding for a total value of USD 7.3 billion, with co-financing included.
The following projects and programmes were approved at B.16:
USD 265 million for the GEEREF NeXt programme financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects across five regions in Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; Non-European Union Eastern Europe / Central Asia; and the Pacific with the European Investment Bank (EIB);
USD 154.7 million for the Renewable Energy Financing Framework programme in Egypt with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD);
USD 50 million for the Scaling up Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience project in Tajikistan with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD);
EUR 102.7 million for the Simiyu Climate Resilience project in Tanzania with KfW development bank (KfW);
EUR 20 million for the Irrigation Development and Adaptation of Irrigated Agriculture to Climate Change in Semi-arid Morocco project with Agence Française de Développement (AfD);
EUR 31.97 million for the Saïss Water Conservation project in Morocco with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD);
USD 86 million for the Tina River Hydropower Development project in the Solomon Islands with the World Bank; and...