The distinction between climate change adaptation projects and ‘business-as-usual’ development projects are not always clear. Generally, projects contributing to sustainable development get endorsement. Many projects are also focused on rural sectors, with few urban projects being funded under the LDCF. Among the various implementing agencies, UNDP seems to have had the greatest success in accessing LDCF funds. Project proposal templates can be found on the GEF website.
Medium-sized Projects (MSP), which are those under USD 2 million, enjoy a streamlined application process, as compared to Full-sized Projects (FSP), which are over USD 2 million.
For FSPs, the process begins with a Project Identification Form (PIF) or project concept, which once approved is followed by a CEO Endorsement Form that includes the development of a full sized project document. MSPs may start directly with the CEO Endorsement Form and project document. Once the GEF CEO endorses the project, the funding is released to the Implementing Agency.
- Lao PDR - Effective Governance for Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Disaster Preparedness in a Changing Climate
- Cambodia - Strengthening the adaptive capacity and resilience of rural communities using micro watershed approaches to clima...
- Kiribati - Increasing Resilience to Climate Variability and Hazards
- Nepal - Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction
- Timor Leste- Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Local Government Systems to Climatic Varia...
- Samoa - Integration of Climate Change Risk and Resilience into Forestry Management (ICCRIFS)