“The GCF paradigm shift potential is about setting the way forward of how Rwanda will address urbanization in the future, by looking at the key elements of what constitutes a green city. This is not a business as usual approach. This falls within the highest level of strategic planning for Rwanda’s climate action”
Executive Viewpoint / Héla Cheikhrouhou
Climate Finance is a Major Enabler of Climate Action
“The eleventh meeting of the GCF Board in Zambia in November was a momentous occasion for the Fund. The approval of the first round of project investments marked the final stage in our transition to a fully operational Fund. Having moved from initial resource mobilization to full funding decisions in under a year, GCF will be in a position to report to the Parties gathered at the Paris COP 21 climate talks and respond to the information requests by a wide range of stakeholders. Foremost, the approval of the first eight investments sent a clear message to the participants of the Paris conference that the Fund is ready to play its role. Most countries around the world have submitted their plans for mitigation and adaptation – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). As a body solely dedicated to supporting the UNFCCC’s goal of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C, the Fund can support developing countries in realizing the ambition of their INDCs. We will be in Paris to explain our work to all Parties.”
|Meeting Report||Report of the twelfth meeting of the Board, 8-10 March 2016||GCF/B.12/33|
|Action Item||Date and venue of the following meeting of the Board||GCF/B.13/31|
|Notification||Logistics Note - 13th Meeting of the Board||LOGISTICS NOTE|
|Notification||Thirteenth Meeting of the Board||GCF/notif/2016/03|
|Submission||Compilation of submissions: Review of the initial proposal approval process||GCF/B.12/36|
What is GCF?
Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. The human impact on our planet is unprecedented. Long-term changes in the earth’s climate system are significant. The Green Climate Fund was established with a mission to advance the goal of keeping the temperature increase on our home planet below 2 degrees Celsius.
The Fund is a unique global initiative to respond to climate change by investing into low-emission and climate-resilient development. GCF was established by 194 governments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries, and to help adapt vulnerable societies to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Given the urgency and seriousness of the challenge, the Fund is mandated to make an ambitious contribution to the united global response to climate change.