GCF embodies equitable governance to respond to the global challenge of climate change, one that ensures consensus-based decisions between developed and developing countries.


The Green Climate Fund embodies a new and equitable form of global governance to respond to the global challenge of climate change. At the Fund’s heart is a balanced governance structure that ensures consensus-based decisions between developed and developing countries.

The GCF Board is charged with the governance and oversight of the Fund’s management. It was established by 194 sovereign governments party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Board is independent and guided by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention.

Board members and alternate Board members at B.38

Board members

* The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is deeply saddened at the passing of Daniel Machado da Fonseca on 3 March 2024. Daniel was a GCF Board member, climate action champion and beloved colleague, representing the Developing country Parties from the Latin American and the Caribbean States.