Established in 2002, the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) is mandated to provide support to parties not included in Annex I of the UNFCCC. With its broad scope covering climate change adaptation as well as mitigation, the SCCF represented the only comprehensive climate change fund under the UNFCCC until the establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
The 2021 program evaluation of the SCCF focuses on performance and progress towards SCCF objectives and results in the four years since the 2017 evaluation. The overall purpose of the evaluation is to provide the LDCF/SCCF Council with evaluative evidence of the Fund’s relevance, outcomes and their sustainability.
The primary stakeholders are GEF Secretariat staff, staff of GEF Agencies and LDCF/SCCF Council members. Secondary stakeholders are staff of the STAP, staff from Governments, country-level project implementers and other GEF stakeholders and beneficiaries.
Photo credits: Rice farming near the Climate Smart Farmer’s Field School Learning Center in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, Philippines, by Anna Viggh, GEF Project ID: 3243, JAN 2017