Climate Finance

World class climate finance expertise

Acclimatise understands that accessing climate finance is one of the biggest obstacles to creating a more resilient world.  Our team of experts supports regional agencies, national governments and some of the largest global businesses to access, manage and channel financial resources that support climate adaptation strategies, programmes and projects. We are fluent in climate adaptation finance and can help you identify the funds that best suit your needs, guiding you through complicated application procedures and writing successful proposals. Our goal is to help our clients access the finance they need to move from planning to implementation of fully-fledged projects.

Working with us

Our success is built on close collaboration and strong relationships. We pride ourselves on working with, not dictating to, our clients. This is how we achieve lasting impact. Whether supporting national governments to access funding through the Green Climate Fund, helping to unlock private sector investment or developing investment-grade adaptation projects, we provide the support and guidance that our clients need to build their capacity to successfully access international climate finance.

Showcase: Green Climate Fund Proposal Toolkit

A toolkit for understanding the Green Climate Fund. The Green Climate Fund is the main public fund that helps developing countries tackle climate change, however, its application procedures are complicated. We have developed a toolkit to help project developers understand the requirements for designing and submitting a funding proposal. It aims to make the fund’s requirements and terminology more user-friendly for non-experts. The toolkit covers all the steps, from the preparation of a concept note to a full proposal and explains how to access support for project preparation.

Download the toolkit by clicking here.


Climate Finance

Our work

Building the capacity of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to access climate finance and identify climate change adaptation & mitigation priorities

Acclimatise was commissioned by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre to enhance Guyana’s readiness to access international climate finance, in particular from the Green Climate Fund. We achieved this by strengthening the National Designated Authority’s capacities to facilitate efficient planning and administration of fund-related responsibilities, as well as identifying national funding priorities.

Mobilising private sector investment in Bangladesh

Acclimatise undertook a scoping study for the International Climate Initiative as part of its ‘Mobilising Private Investment’ project in Bangladesh. The study identified priority sectors that are the most appropriate for private sector investment, which were then targeted by the project. The work entailed undertaking an initial assessment of the private finance landscape, identifying the scale of investment opportunities and barriers to investment, and mapping important organisations for each sub-sector.

Building readiness for investment in low carbon, climate resilient development in Swaziland

Acclimatise supports the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs in Swaziland to develop a set of four concept notes and a fully fledged proposal to submit to the Green Climate Fund. Our team will provide a country-level assessment to determine the priority activities in low-carbon and climate resilient development and technical capacity building to project developers.

Supporting the Republic of Uzbekistan to directly access the Green Climate Fund

Acclimatise was commissioned by United Nations Environment to support the Republic of Uzbekistan through the process of identifying, assessing and strengthening a national organisation to become accredited in order to directly access funding from the Green Climate Fund.

Building readiness of the private sector in Bangladesh for Green Climate Fund accreditation

Acclimatise supported the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) to raise private sector awareness about accessing the GCF and the opportunities that are available to finance their climate-related investments. Two papers on private sector involvement in climate projects were developed during this project: a business case that highlights the climate opportunities and risks for the Bangladeshi private sector and a paper focused on fostering an enabling environment for private investment.

Developing fundable concept notes and fully-fledged projects to support private sector adaptation in the Caribbean

As part of the Pilot Project for Climate Resilience (PPCR), our team was engaged by the Inter-American Development Bank to identify and develop three concept notes for projects to strengthen private sector climate resilience in Jamaica, Saint Lucia and for the Caribbean Region. Two concept notes for building climate resilience of the agricultural and water sectors in Jamaica and Saint Lucia were approved, and we were commissioned again to develop the concept notes into fully-fledged projects.

For further information about our climate finance learning and mentoring services, have a look at our Learning Services page.