• Decision type
  • Decision date 21 Dec 2018

B.BM-2018/21: Policy on the protection of whistleblowers and witnesses

The Board, having considered document GCF/BM-2018/29 titled “Policy on the protection of whistleblowers and witnesses”:

  1. Adopts the Policy on the Protection of Whistleblowers and Witnesses set out in annex I to this document;
  2. Authorizes the Ethics and Audit Committee of the Board to address issues that may arise in the implementation of this Policy;
  3. Requests the Secretariat, in consultation with the Accreditation Committee and the Independent Integrity Unit, to revise the initial basic fiduciary standards (as adopted through decision B.07/02, paragraph (b)) to ensure that that Counterparties have effective whistleblower and witness protection policies and practices in place that are comparable to those set out in this Policy; and
  4. Requests the Independent Integrity Unit to provide a brief report to the Board on experiences and lessons learned in the implementation of this Policy two years following its adoption.