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Institutionalising County Climate Change Fund (CCCF): An opportunity for county governments to attract climate finance

November 18th, 2021

As the 2021 COP26 came to an end in Glasgow Scotland, consensus resonated around the need to substantially scale up funding for developing countries to assist with the costs of both mitigation and adaptation. Kenya’s efforts to progress the agenda on locally led climate action is a step towards strengthening access to finance in order to help the most vulnerable to adapt to impacts of climate change.

The framework under County Climate Change Fund is a good starting point for Kenya to institutionalize and facilitate the flow of climate finance to devolved institutions and strengthen public participation in the management and use of those funds for climate resilient activities.
FSD Kenya in partnership with Adaptation Consortium (Ada) has been working with county government, to scale out the County Climate Change Fund mechanism in various counties among them Vihiga, Kisumu, Kisii and Nandi. The achievements from these counties demonstrate that linkages between climate finance and legislative structures are imperative, to ensure predictable financing for sustainable economic growth underpinned by locally led solutions
The Policy brief attached details the CCCF initiative supported by FSD Kenya working with Adaptation Consortium and reprint of World Bank CCCF pilot project.

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