Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF)

The Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) is an innovative financing instrument that facilitates broad-based investments in climate-relevant projects in selected countries. To this end, it provides local financial institutions with credit lines, which these institutions then use to offer loans for investments in renewable energies, energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gases. The fund aims to achieve significant leverage of public funds by mobilising additional financial resources from public and private investors. Through efficient energy use and the promotion of renewable energies, the GCPF makes a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It functions in parallel with measures in the individual countries to reduce CO2 emissions and increase the security of energy supplies.

In parallel with the GCPF, a Technical Assistance Facility has been established to provide Technical Assistance (TA), primarily to assist investees of the fund in their development and growth as well as to facilitate new and protect existing investments of the Fund. The TA Facility is sponsored by the German Fedral Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB). Activities which could be funded through the TA Facility include: Business development support; Technical appraisals of potential initiatives; support fnancial institutions in developing their sustainable energy financing portfolio, including the design of dedicated products; improve the social and environmental management systems (SEMS) of GCPF partner institutions; Market research as well as feasibility studies to enable the start-up and planning phases of potential direct investments.

Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Information on how to...

Understand steps to access
Develop strong projects and receive technical assistance
Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Private sector, Community-level organization
Fund size 

USD 504 million in invested capital

Co-financing required 
Trustee or administrator 
Programme Office of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Contact information
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