Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)

The Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) was founded in 2001 during the seventh climate summit in Marrakech and is under the authority of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Objectives

The SCCF supports developing countries belonging to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in their activities to adapt to climate change, and with technology transfer and capacity building. The fund acts as a catalyst for the generation of additional bilateral and multilateral resources.

The supported projects and programs generally pursue long-term objectives for strengthening a country’s resilience to climate change while referring to other activities such as national adaptation programs of action (NAPAs).

Funding volume and Germany’s contribution

Germany has pledged and deposited around €84 million for the SCCF. In absolute terms, Germany is the largest contributor. In relation to gross domestic product, however, Germany ranks only fifth among the contributors. (February 2018)