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SANBI Receives Accreditation with Green Climate Fund

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is now amongst 44 institutions accredited with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).  The GCF is the largest operating entity of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which finances projects aimed at responding to climate change.

To access climate financial resources, national, regional and international institutions have to be accredited with the fund as Accredited Entities.  With SANBI having reached this big milestone, the institute is now well positioned to receive funds in order to implement climate change adaptation projects.

Achieving an accreditation status with GCF is a complex process.  SANBI first applied for accreditation with the GCF in July 2015 and is now the second South African institution to achieve Green Climate Fund accreditation, after the DBSA.

Working in partnership with the National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and a range of other South African partners, SANBI will be initiating its GCF project identification and development processes in the coming months.  Approved projects will continue to support South Africa's objectives of building societal resilience to the impacts of climate change.


Please email Mpfunzeni Tshindane ( to join the NIE mailing list to receive future Green Climate Fund and Adaptation Fund project updates.


See links below for NIE project updates

Climate resilient livestock introduced in Leliefontein through the SGF project

Small scale farmers observe yield increases due to the uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) interventions 

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