The SCCF under the Convention was established in 2001 to finance projects relating to
adaptation; technology transfer and capacity building; energy, transport, industry,
agriculture, forestry and waste management; and economic diversification. GEF is entrusted to
operate this fund. With respect to adaptation, the SCCF assists developing countries,
particularly the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, in implementing adaptation
measures that reduce the vulnerability and increase the adaptive capacity of countries. As of
October 2008. 13 contributing participants (Canada, Denmark., Finland, Germany, Ireland,
Itlay, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland) had pledged contributions to the SCCF. The total amount
pledged to date is the equivalent of USD 91 million.
Adaptation activities funded under the SCCF will be based on national communications, NAPAs
(in the case of LDCs only), national and regional relevant studies, and available
information.The SCCF will support capacity building for preventive measures, planning,
preparedness and management of disasters relating to climate change, including contingency
planning for droughts and floods in areas prone to extreme weather events. Activities funded
under the SCCF will also include improving the monitoring of diseases and vectors affected by
climate change, improving disease control and prevention, forecasting and early warning
systems, and strengthening and establishing national and regional centers and information
networks for rapid response to extreme weather events. There are 15 approved SCCF Adaptation
Programme projects totaling USD 67.5 million and 14 projects in the pipeline that are
expected to request approximately USD 46 million.
document Accessing Resources Under the Special Climate Change Fund provides a
detailed step-by-step guide on accessing funding through the SCCF.