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

27 Feb 2020

Collective action to raise and realise climate ambitions

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

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.

Scaling up finance for transformative climate action in cities

12 Feb 2020 / GCF and UN-Habitat, the global agency for human settlements, recently held a joint information session at the UN World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, exploring how to scale up climate finance for cities. GCF is currently scoping how to expand its support for climate resilience and reducing emissions in the world's cities, as well unlocking private capital for urban renewal. The World Urban Forum is the foremost global gathering for sustainable urbanisation.

GCF signing enhances renewables uptake in Nepal

09 Jan 2020 / GCF has signed an agreement with Nepal’s Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) to help boost this mountainous country’s ability to expand its renewable power and improve energy efficiency. The signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) allows GCF to begin providing funds to address mitigation and adaptation needs in Nepal, focusing on vulnerable communities. AEPC was accredited as a GCF climate action partner in February last year.


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