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Abbreviations

Learn about terms used throughout the site

AC

Adaptation Committee. The Adaptation Committee was established by the Conference of the Parties as part of the Cancun Agreements to promote the implementation of enhanced action on adaptation in a ...

AE

Accredited Entity: An entity that is accredited by the GCF Board in accordance with the Governing Instrument and relevant Board Decisions. Please refer to the accredited entity directory to see ...

AMA

Accreditation Master Agreement: an agreement signed between an accredited entity and the GCF that is a pre-requisite for the disbursement of funds for a GCF-approved project. It contains the general ...

CN

Concept Note: A document which provides essential information about a proposal to seek feedback on whether the concept is aligned with the objectives, policies and investment criteria of the GCF. ...

DAE

Direct Access Entities: Institutions that apply for accreditation through the direct access modality. They are regional, national, and sub-national institutions that are required to provide evidence of a nomination from ...

DP

Delivery Partners: Institutions selected by the NDA or Focal Point to implement activities approved under the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme. Readiness Delivery Partners provide services such as: development of ...

EDA

Enhanced Direct Access: The term ‘enhanced direct access’ was introduced to the GCF to characterise a stronger devolution of decision-making, where both funding decisions and management take place at the ...

EE

Executing entity: An entity through which GCF proceeds are channelled for the purposes of a funded activity or part thereof; and/or any entity that executes, carries out or implements a ...

ESMS

Environmental and Social Management System: The ESMS of the entity is the framework of policies/systems/structures, which aims to minimize the environmental and social risks associated with the performance standards. The ...

ESS

Environmental and Social Safeguards: A reference point for identifying, measuring and managing environmental and social risks. The purpose of the ESS is to determine the key environmental and social risks ...

EWP

Entity Work Programme: a document developed by accredited entities with support from the Country Programming Division of the GCF that provides an overview of the AE’s areas of work, priority ...

FI

Financial Instruments: A total of six financial instruments in the GCF that can be utilized through different modalities and at various stages of the financing cycle: grants, reimbursable grants, senior ...

FP

Focal point: An individual or authority designated by a developing country party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to fulfil all functions of a National Designated ...

IAE

International Access Entities: UN agencies, multilateral development banks, international financial institutions and regional entities do not need to be nominated by the NDA.

iTAP

Independent Technical Advisory Panel: A panel responsible for conducting technical assessments of funding proposals after the internal review of the GCF Secretariat and before submission to the GCF Board.

NDA

National Designated Authority : A core interface and the main point of communication between a country and the GCF. The NDA seeks to ensure that activities supported by the GCF ...

NOP

No Objection Procedure: It is the process through which the NDA ensures that project proposals put forward to the GCF have genuine country ownership and stakeholder buy-in. It validates that ...

PMF

Performance Measurement Framework: A set of indicators established by the GCF to measure progress towards intended results based on the paradigm-shift objective, Fund level impacts and project/programme outcomes as outlined ...

PPF

Project Preparation Facility : A funding window that supports AEs in project and programme preparation. It covers pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; project design; environmental, social and gender studies; risk assessments; ...

PSF

A facility set up by the GCF to engage local and global private sector to support climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in developing countries by de-risking the delivery of ...

RFP

Request for Proposals : On occasion, the GCF Board may call for Requests for Proposals to guide the development of the GCF portfolio in specific areas in accordance with the ...

SAP

Simplified Approval Process : A process for small-scale low risk proposals which allots less time and effort from both the entity and GCF to go from project conception to implementation. ...

SIDS

Small Islands Developing States: A distinct group of developing countries facing specific social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities. The specific social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities of SIDS were formally recognized as ...