Kansai Research Centre

Training Programme to Support Renewable Energy Deployment through Developing Project Proposals to Access Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Presentation by participants

The training programme organised to “Support Renewable Energy Deployment through Developing Project Proposals to Access Green Climate Fund (GCF)” by IGES-KRC with support from Ministry of Environment Japan and IRENA was a great success. Three representatives from GCF participated in person, which is a rare case, and this added significantly to the session. Key issues regarding GCF finance were elaborated on through interactive sessions on accredited entities, rational for GCF funding, and steps in accessing GCF finance. In addition, participants had the opportunity to learn about Japanese initiatives on renewable energy from presentations from MOEJ and METI. Participants paid particularly attention to cutting-edge technology on floating offshore wind turbine and hydrogen technologies. They learnt about Japan’s energy policy from a MOFA presentation, with special interest in the initiative related to Ambassadorial visits to the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREI). To demonstrate the implementation of Japanese renewable technology, a site visit was organised to a solar farm and wind farms on Awaji Island, Japan.
Participants were made aware of existing climate finance entities through AIT’s brief presentation “A beginner’s Guide to the Climate Change Mitigation Funding” and a special presentation by GEF.
As a result, participants developed some initial proposal concept notes with the advice of lead trainers and GCF representatives. It was interesting to see how the participants tried to address the additionality component required by the GCF by integrating long-term sustainability, gender perspective and capacity building in the proposals for renewable energy. The training session was an opportunity for participants to learn not only from resource persons, but also from each other. Based on the received feedback (quantitative and qualitative), the training proved to be a significant success in boosting participants’ understanding of the GCF scheme/process. Participants are looking forward to the follow-up workshop in Fiji in December 2017 to build on this training and develop the proposals further.

Date 23-27 October 2017
Venue -Day 1: MOEJ building, MOFA building, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo
-Day 2 ~ 5: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kobe
The training programme included also field site visits to renewable energy facilities on Awaji Island
Organisers Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ),
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Collaborators IGES-Kansai Research Centre
Languages English
Capacity Approx. 30 (including resource persons and organisers)
Agenda PDF(190KB)
Presentaion Materials Download all (zip 11.0MB)
Japan’s policies and measures for renewable energy
PDF (2.2MB)
Energy Policy toward a Sustainable Society
PDF (938KB)
Japan’s Energy Diplomacy
PDF (1.9MB)
Beginner’s Guide to the Climate Change Mitigation Funding
PDF (1.4MB)
Accessing Finance through the GCF: An Introduction and Development of Project Proposals
PDF (2.2MB)
IRENA Project Facilitation
PDF (809KB)
Accessing GEF Funding
Training Programme to Support Renewable Energy Deployment through Developing Project Proposals to Access Climate Finance

PDF (1.1MB)
Introduction to the GCF from a project development point of view
Juerg Klarer
PDF (716KB)
Project Proposals on renewable energy for green climate finance
Small island and developing countries
GCF logframe template and Road map template Zip (373KB)
  • Group photo
  • Field visit- Wind farm
  • Field visit-Solar farm

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