Executive Viewpoint / Héla Cheikhrouhou
Paris Climate Agreement: From Signatures to Action
“The Green Climate Fund stands ready to support countries in implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs – through the multiple instruments that GCF can make available to countries. By doing so we will not only support the global climate objectives, but we will also help to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which cannot be reached on a planet impacted by climate change. We need to ensure that the investments that GCF makes today and in the years ahead are indeed ground-breaking. We need developing countries and our partner institutions to bring forward project proposals that meet the ambition of Paris, that unlock innovation, and that will truly drive low emission, climate resilient development. It is time to convert the words—and signatures—into action.” (Read the full statement)
|Information||Annotations to the provisional agenda||GCF/B.14/Inf.08|
|Action Item||Matters related to the Work Plan of the Board 2016: Proposal from the Co-Chairs||GCF/B.14/06/Rev.01|
|Information||Report on the activities of the Co-Chairs||GCF/B.14/Inf.02|
|Information||Report on the activities of the Secretariat, including an update on action items of the Strategic Plan||GCF/B.14/Inf.03|
|Action Item||Support for REDD-plus||GCF/B.14/03|
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.