Activities are quick takes on GCF's activities and engagement with our stakeholders.
IEU holds event on performance review of GCF
05 Dec 2018 / The Independent Evaluation Unit of GCF today hosted a panel discussion on its review of GCF. Jo Puri, Head of the IEU, provided an overview of the key elements and processes of the upcoming review, which was mandated by the GCF Board last October. GCF Board Member Karma Tshering provided his perspectives on the opportunities of the review in helping GCF become more efficient.
First GCF side event at COP24
05 Dec 2018 / In GCF's first COP24 side event "GCF Operations update and lessons emerging from ongoing evaluations" today, GCF Director of Country Programming Pa Ousman Jarju provided an update of GCF operations and presented the revamped GCF Readiness programme, known as Readiness 2.0. The new programme was strongly welcomed by AEs, NDAs and readiness partners speaking at the event. Margaret Kim of GGGI said Readiness 2.0 is a great step forward and emphasised that GCF should continue its work promoting direct access and involving private sector.
Introduction to GCF Accreditation
04 Dec 2018 / Getting accredited is the first step for an organisation to access GCF funding. Responding to great interest from various entities about the accreditation process, GCF held a briefing session on "Accreditation 101" in its COP24 pavilion today. Anupa Rimal Lamichhane, GCF Entity Relations Specialist, introduced the participants to each of the steps of the accreditation process, required standards and safeguards.
Independent Integrity Unit hosts 2018 Integrity Forum
04 Dec 2018 / The Independent Integrity Unit (IIU) of GCF spearheaded the inaugural Integrity Forum in celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day. Panel members from both IIU and the GCF Secretariat, specifically from Human Resources and the Ombudsperson, shared their respective roles and mandates in upholding GCF integrity standards and reaffirmed GCF's commitment to the lawful utilisation of its resources and promotion of a respectful workplace. GCF joins the international community in its efforts to combat corruption while maximising climate action.
GCF to cooperate with UNIDO
03 Dec 2018 / GCF and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed today a Readiness Framework Agreement to enable developing countries to partner with UNIDO on activities enhancing their access to GCF. As a GCF Readiness delivery partner, UNIDO will engage through national stakeholders to develop GCF Readiness Projects in a number of sustainable energy and climate change areas.
Empowering Direct Access to Climate Finance
03 Dec 2018 / At COP24, GCF held its first event in its pavilion, focusing on direct access to climate finance. The panel discussion, organised together with the Adaptation Fund, included speakers from Direct Access Entities, National Designated Authorities and GCF. Direct Access is crucial for developing countries to fully exercise country ownership of climate change funding. Participants shared their experience in the field, exchange best practices and discussed the ways to further support direct access and promote country ownership.
Getting ready for Katowice
28 Nov 2018 / GCF will be attending COP24 in Katowice, Poland from 2-14 December. We look forward to welcoming you to the GCF pavilion, located in Zone E of the venue. At the pavilion we will be hosting a series of events, panel discussions, and 'GCF 101' briefings. GCF was created by the parties to the UNFCCC, and reports on our progress each year at the annual COP climate conference. We look forward to meeting you in Katowice, and to hearing your views about how we can have a greater impact in supporting developing country climate ambitions.
GCF Structured Dialogue with Least Developed Countries kicks off this week
19 Nov 2018 / The GCF Structured Dialogue with Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will take place this week (19-22 November) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event is an opportunity to accelerate and strengthen GCF engagement with countries and stakeholders in the LDCs, who are some of the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. The Structured Dialogue will bring together representatives from National Designated Authorities (NDAs), Focal Points (FPs), Accredited Entities (AEs) as well as other stakeholders. The event is organized in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia and the Least Developed Countries' constituency under the UNFCCC.
First GCF Adaptation Rationale workshop starts this week in the Philippines
13 Nov 2018 / On 14-17 November, GCF will host its first Adaptation Rationale workshop in Cebu, Philippines. The workshop will provide support for GCF Direct Access Entities (DAEs) and countries preparing adaptation project pipeline and enable them to explore potential partnerships for implementation. During the 4 days event, GCF partners will participate in sessions on adaptation planning, climate information, financing instruments and private sector engagement, and project design.
Sign up for the final 2018 webinar on GCF's Simplified Approval Process
13 Nov 2018 / On 29 November, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), with support from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), will deliver a final webinar for all GCF stakeholders, including Accredited Entities and National Designated Authorities/Focal Points, on the status of Simplified Approval Process’ implementation one year on from the launch of the pilot scheme. Learn more and register for the webinar.