GCF is a unique global platform to respond to climate change by investing in low-emission and climate-resilient development. GCF was established by 194 governments to limit or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in developing countries, and to help vulnerable societies adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Given the urgency and seriousness of this challenge, GCF is mandated to make an ambitious contribution to the united global response to climate change.

GCF at a glance

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Latest updates

Press release

06 Mar 2020

GCF strengthens role of women on climate change frontline

Press release

23 Jan 2020

GCF wins innovation prize

Press release

17 Dec 2019

The Green Climate Fund receives 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award from International Data Group, Inc. (IDG)

Recent activities

Making the Green Climate Fund greener

29 Jul 2020 /

GCF has joined the UN’s “Greening the Blue” as this initiative’s first non-UN agency. This means GCF will adopt rigorous measures taken by UN bodies to reduce their carbon footprints and other strains on the environment — including monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from its activities and taking steps to reduce them. GCF’s move towards reducing its own carbon and environmental negative impacts through a new strategy follows the formation at the start of this year of the GCF Sustainability Initiative — a voluntary group of staff members striving to strengthen internal low-emission practices.

EBRD-GCF Green Cities Facility Takes a Major Step Forward

30 Apr 2020 /

A joint investment by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will modernise the metro in Georgia's capital, kicking off an initiative to support low-carbon, climate-resilient urban development. The project is the first to be jointly co-financed by GCF and EBRD as part of the Green Cities Facility, which prioritises sustainable, green investment. Improving the resilience of vital urban infrastructure is essential to response to and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

GCF Internship Programme now accepting applications

26 Feb 2020 /

The GCF Internship Programme is now open for applications. The programme is designed for talented young individuals that have an interest in GCF’s operations and would like to gain experience working at the world’s largest climate fund. Interested candidates should apply by 24 March, with an expected start date of 15 June 2020.


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