The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an international entity whose mandate is to promote sustainable development and prudent use of the global environment. It assists many countries to achieve resilient, low-emission pathways through its flagship programmes in adaptation, forestry, energy efficiency and transition to sustainable development. Its key activities include promoting investment in clean technologies in order to reduce emissions, protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, alleviating poverty, and ecosystem-based adaptation in order to reduce human vulnerability and strengthen resilience to the impacts of climate change. It works with the financial communities to mobilize financial resources for investments in low carbon and climate resilient development; developing climate finance readiness and capacity-building; and undertaking policy and research analysis. The climate change portfolio of UNEP has a total volume of over US$ 400 million. UNEP sought accreditation to the GCF in order to catalyse the use of ecosystem services to achieve a paradigm shift to resilient, green sustainable development by using its vast experience of providing green solutions in both climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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Green Climate Fund and its partners launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development
10 Dec 2019 / Twelve international organisations providing assistance to developing countries came together at COP25 today to launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development. As a founding member, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) joined the Alliance to unite efforts to close the capacity gap on early warnings and climate information by 2030.
GCF speeds up funding process to help meet urgent need for climate action
15 Nov 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has signed implementation agreements for three climate finance projects immediately after they were approved by the GCF Board during its meeting on 12-14 November. The rapid move from Board approval to legal agreements represents a first for GCF in terms of accelerating the speed of available funding to meet the urgent need for climate action in developing countries.
GCF, UN Environment launch project to fortify the Gambia against droughts, floods
24 Jan 2018 / The Gambia's Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources Lamin Dibba said a GCF-funded adaptation project launched on Tuesday will provide benefits across all of this West African country.
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