The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP25, will be held from 2-13 December 2019 at Madrid, Spain. The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP24, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalisation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
GCF is part of the financial mechanism of the UNFCCC and serves the Paris Agreement. The Fund reports its activities to the Conference of the Parties, which in turn provides GCF with guidance on its operations.
GCF is holding three events as part of the official UNFCCC side events at COP25. The first will present key achievements and progress the GCF has made from 2015-2019 as well as discuss recommendations on how to incorporate lessons learned to help the Fund reach its full potential. The second event will explore how the replenishment of GCF can support the delivery of catalytic, strategic projects to support the achievement of more ambitious 2020 NDC commitments and to longer term paradigm shift to low-emission development. All side events will be livestreamed.
During the COP we are pleased to be able to host a number of events at the GCF+GEF pavilion. We will be organising a series of events focusing on GCF’s climate impact. These events will focus on different areas of climate action and will feature speakers from our Accredited Entities (our project partners), NDAs (our developing country contact points) and others.
|Advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in climate finance||1315 - 1445|
|GCF consultation on draft country programme outlines||1815 - 1945|
|Sustainable aquaculture and food security||0900 - 1030|
|Energy efficiency, renewable energy and investment projects||1030 - 1230|
|Financing nature-based solutions for enhanced climate action||1315 - 1445|
|GCF and Spanish climate finance: Growing private corporate sector engagement||1815 - 1945|
|Using carbon pricing revenue to drive innovation||0900 - 1030|
|GCF Green Champions Awards Presentations||1100 - 1230|
|Driving climate innovation in developing countries||1315 - 1445|
|Adaptation: A business imperative||0900 - 1030|
|Investing in new frontiers through blended finance||1100 - 1230|
|Application of blockchain in climate finance to meet the Paris Agreement goals||1500 - 1630|
|What are we learning about transformational change and what are evaluations telling us? GCF and CIF share their perspectives||0900 - 1030|
|Launch of the GEF Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation||1100 - 1230|
|GEF/GCF coordinated engagement in the next NDC cycle: A high-level panel||1315 - 1445|
|Raising ambition. Empowering action.||1500 - 1630|
|Scaling-up climate action: Best practices and joint actions to strengthen results and integrity across trust funds||1515 - 1645|
|Synergies between climate finance mechanisms: Launch of the GCF-CIF climate finance report||1100 - 1200|
|Risks and opportunities for meeting water, energy, and land SDGs across scales||1315 - 1445|
|Environmental and Social Safeguards: Climate finance, Indigenous People and civil society||1815 - 1945|