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Transparency is essential to achieve the Green Climate Fund’s mission to respond to climate change by investing in low-emission and climate-resilient development in developing countries.

Transparency enables GCF to provide the public with a clear picture of GCF’s work and the way it administers financial resources received from public, private and other sources.

Accordingly, the timely and effective provision of information about GCF and its activities is of paramount importance.

The Governing Instrument provides that GCF will operate in a transparent and accountable manner guided by efficiency and effectiveness.

Information Disclosure Policy (IDP)

GCF seeks to ensure the greatest degree of transparency in all its activities through the effective dissemination of information to stakeholders and the public at large. Recognising the need to ensure public access and stakeholder participation, GCF sets out the Information Disclosure Policy (IDP) which outlines the information that is made available to the public either as a routine matter or upon request.

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Information Requests

Requests for information may be submitted using the IDP Request for Information Form and sent through mail or e-mail to:

Green Climate Fund Disclosure
175, Art Center-daero, Yeonsu-gu
Incheon 22004, Republic of Korea

Requests should indicate with reasonable specificity the information that is being sought to enable the Secretariat, within a reasonable period of time, to locate the information.

Requests for information and the corresponding decisions by the Secretariat will be written in English, which is the working language of GCF.

In responding to requests for information, the Secretariat will provide the requested information or document or refer the requester to the relevant link on the GCF website whenever possible.

In case of denial, the Secretariat will provide a legitimate reason as to why the information cannot be given, based on the following:

  • exceptions or limitations to disclosure defined by GCF;
  • the fact that such information does not exist or cannot be found; or
  • if the request is deemed to be an excessive demand on GCF’s resources.

GCF shall not be required to comply with, or respond to, repeated or unreasonable requests for information on the same subject from the same person, organization, or group if the GCF has provided such information after a previous request or has given reasons why it cannot provide information.

For information requests that involve the reproduction of material, GCF may charge a fee, which will be communicated to the requester in advance.