Special Climate Change Fund
The Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) assists countries to assess to what extent development projects in the areas of water and land management, agriculture, health, infrastructure development, fragile ecosystems and integrated coastal zone management are at risk from the impacts of climate change.
An objective of adaptation activities financed under the fund is to support capacity building, including institutional capacity, to make project preparatory work, constituency building, and awareness raising more informed of the likely implications of and changes brought on by climate change. Activities focus more on prevention than on reaction, as is often seen in conventional efforts to cope with climate variability, extreme weather events and climate change, as in the SCCF project, Coping with Drought and Climate Change.
Where possible, activities that prevent additional impacts from climate change are identified, such is the case with the SCCF project Pacific Islands Adapting to Climate Change. Funded activities improve the monitoring of diseases and vectors affected by climate change and related forecasting and early warning systems, and in this context to improve disease control and prevention. The Fund supports capacity building, including institutional capacity, for preventive measures, planning, preparedness and management of disasters.
- Global Environment Facility (GEF)
- UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- UN Development Programme (UNDP)
- Least Developed Countries (LDC)
- Capacity Building