Climate finance from the multilateral climate funds in the MENA region is largely concentrated in a small number of large projects in the form of loans or concessional loans, funded by the Clean Technology Fund (CTF). The total amount of finance approved is USD 1.4 billion for 103 projects. This money largely goes towards mitigation efforts despite pressing adaptation needs in the region, especially for water conservation and food security measures. Of the total funding approved for the region, USD 445 million is in the form of grants. These grants support the majority of the projects approved. Over USD 1,001 million is provided in the form of loans or concessional loans for just a few large-scale energy infrastructure projects approved by the CTF. The top two recipients, Morocco an Egypt, respectively receive 54% and 27% of total approved climate finance in the region, while six of the countries in the region receive no climate finance from the funds monitored by CFU. Approved finance grew by USD 17.4 million in the past year.
This is a 2018 update of Climate Finance Fundamentals Brief #9.