Climate finance regional briefing: sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is the region least responsible for global climate change and most vulnerable to its impacts. A multitude of actors are involved in directing climate finance to the region, both to support low-carbon development and to help countries adapt to the severe impacts that are already being felt. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) in 2020, funding the first year under its first replenishment period (GCF-1), continues as the largest multilateral climate fund contributing to the region, followed by the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund and the World Bank-administered Clean Technology Fund (CTF).

This paper highlights where countries from the SSA have been getting climate finance from 2003 to 2020. It also highlights the top 10 countries in the SSA that have been receiving climate finance from 2003 to 2020.