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Accessing GCF financing instruments: Learning from international experiences to overcome challenges for climate change non-grant finance in Thailand

In Bangkok on 26-27 March 2019, ONEP and GIZ organized a regional workshop on GCF direct access accreditation and project development. Regional accredited banks shared and exchanged experiences, lesson learned as well as motivation to work with the GCF with Thai banking and financial sectors. Photo: GIZ/Patthapong Pholek

In the context of Thailand’s GCF Readiness work, the Thai National Designated Authority (NDA) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), supported by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), hosted a regional workshop on GCF direct access accreditation and project development in Bangkok on 26-27 March 2019. Accredited finance institutions from the region – XAC Bank from Mongolia, LANDBANK of the Philippines, and NABARD from India – were invited to share their experience and motivation to work with the Green Climate Fund and to reflect on their lessons learned with invited representatives of Thai banks and public agencies. In addition, several international and national experts as well as GCF representatives intervened throughout the workshop to frame Thailand’s engagement with the Fund into the wider context of the country’s climate change strategy and priorities as well as the Fund’s requirements and access modalities. The 2-day workshop enabled a close peer-to-peer exchange and was successfully completed with in-depth discussion rounds on GCF project potentials and business models for Thailand.

All materials presented during the workshop can be downloaded [here].

For further information, please contact

Climate Change Management and Coordination Division
Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Tel 0 2265 6692

During the two-day workshop, not only the participants from the Thai banking and financial sectors had been learning from international experiences, but also had a chance to sharing and exchanging their perspectives on working with the GCF. Photo: GIZ/Patthapong Pholek &Natee Thongchan