GCAP is driven by solutions for clients, offering bespoke services and products in long-term support of transformational change. Our consulting and knowledge management services currently support managers holding over $1 billion in funds. Selected project summaries below capture our experience in diverse sectors and regions.
GCAP with Grupo Laera: 2016-2017
This project is the first major investment by Climate Finance Institutions to systematically evaluate the potential market for climate resilience solutions in the private sector. Focusing on transport and agriculture, this initiative examines current best practices and will investigate the opportunities in this emerging sector by identifying the leaders that will shape the emerging market, highlighting products, services, tools and innovative processes, creating an information platform with emerging opportunities for investment, and identifying companies that are candidates for investment. The assessment builds on six country analyses (Colombia, South Africa, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Kenya, and Vietnam) to ground innovation in real stakeholder communities.
BRACED: Building Resilience and Adapting to Climate Extremes and Disasters (Fund Manager)
KPMG, IDL & GCAP, 2014-2018
Up to 21 grants for community based adaptation have been provided by DFID to NGOs, primarily in the Sahel and Eastern Africa. The total programme is £140 million with the Fund Manager administering the grants and monitoring progress. GCAP is on the Selection Panel and advises KPMG on good practice and robust investment strategies, providing in- country experts as required.
PROADAPT: Private Models for Agricultural Climate Adaptation in Honduras and Nicaragua
GCAP with Grupo Laera: 2012-2014
Support the Interamerican Development Bank for investment in private sector resilience. Sectors include agriculture (cacao, honey, milk) and tourism. Four project concepts in Honduras and Nicaragua were developed based on GCAP's Climate Resilient Business-Process Methodology. A Framework for monitoring resilience provided an innovative approach based on the M&E context and private sector management capacity, with an online Dashboard to deliver an effective tool for the Bank's staff and development partners. Interactive workshops and a three-week course in Oxford supported in-house capacity in the IDB.
Guidelines and Screening Tools to Support the Mainstreaming of Climate Change in Africa
GCAP with CSAG/UCT, Atkins, SEI Oxford, 2011- 2014
Develop a guidance manual, screening tools (known as the Climate Safeguard System, CSS) and training program for Task Mangers on mainstreaming climate change adaptation into the Bank’s project cycle. The CSS illustrates how GCAP approaches developing knowledge-led solutions. The Climate Screening module assesses the vulnerability of a project concept to climate change and assigns to the project a category, from most to lease vulnerable. The Adaptation Review and Evaluation Procedures identify adaptation measures for a project; a different set of procedures is followed depending on the category of the project. Country Adaptation Factsheets are based on a template with up-to-date information on climate projections and country indicators from various sources. The Information Base gives direct access to downscaled climate projections, a database of adaptation activities, and links to further information.
Assessing Options for a Climate Finance Mechanism in Tanzania and Institutional Framework for Climate Change Governance
This study assessed the climate architecture in Tanzania in the context of a proposed National Climate Fund, looking at the institutional organisation from national to federal level, and the options for different types of funds. It has undertaken detailed case studies of a number of existing funds, and is using these to provide options on the structure, timing, operation and instruments for the proposed fund. The work reports to a request by the URT to DFID/World Bank for technical assistance on national-level climate change financing and is engaging with the governments of Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Country Programme Climate Resilience, Phase 2, Ethiopia
GCAP with GeoSAS, Vivid Economics, 2012-13
Global Green Growth Institute / DFID
Phase 2 of Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Programme developed a national Climate Resilience Strategy for agriculture, forestry and land use. GCAP assessed the risks of climate change on key sectors of Ethiopia’s economy and identified priorities for building climate resilience to ensure that Ethiopia reaches its ambitious growth and green economy targets, including taking advantage of the opportunities for implementation. The project pioneered an innovative methodology for the economics of climate resilience including multi- attribute assessment of options and phased strategies. Finance options included scenarios of development funding. Working closely with technical committees in government and two short courses, skills and technical knowledge were developed in Ethiopia.
Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Tanzania
GCAP, 2010 - 2011
Policy-makers and stakeholders were targeted in raising awareness of the economics of climate change in the Tanzania. The study investigated the impacts and economic costs of climate change, the costs and benefits of adaptation and the potential low carbon growth. Multiple lines of evidence were integrated in an aggregated analysis (top-down), sector-by-sector national assessment (bottom-up) and case studies. The study assessed the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture, power, tourism and health as an entry point to stimulate government, private sector and civil society actions to develop and implement policies and programmes to adapt to and mitigate (depending on international incentives) climate change. The evidence base informed government’s position on adaptation and low carbon development needs and financing, increased public awareness to the urgency of the climate change challenge and its potential socio-economic impacts and stimulated national debate on the economic costs and benefits of a range of possible actions on adaptation and mitigation.
GCAP led similar studies in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda and Zanzibar.