The Adaptation Fund (AF), operational since 2009, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), to be operational in the near future, are climate finance mechanisms designed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This policy brief has used the case of NIE accreditation to point to the need for strengthened institutions if developing countries are to effectively design, implement and evaluate projects and programmes. Strengthened institutions are necessary to deal with high vulnerabilities and to effectively disburse climate funds.

Recommended Citation :  Whande, W. 2011. Visioning Climate Finance Institutions: National Implementing Entities (NIEs) as a basis for strengthened governance structures. Policy Brief No. 2, Regional Climate Change Programme for Southern Africa (RCCP), UK Department for International Development. OneWorld Sustainable Investments, Cape Town.

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