The Fund is a unique global platform to respond to climate change by investing in low-emission and climate-resilient development. GCF was established to limit or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in developing countries, and to help vulnerable societies adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Given the urgency and seriousness of this challenge, the Fund is mandated to make an ambitious contribution to the united global response to climate change.The climate challenge >
GCF at a Glance
GCF welcomes 16 new accredited entities
In the 21st meeting of its Board held in Manama, Bahrain, GCF approved the accreditation of 16 new partners. These organisations are GCF’s partners in channeling resources to climate projects in developing countries. This approval brings the number of accredited entities to 75, with over half being direct access entities.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary highlights importance of GCF, success of Board Meeting
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa addressed Board members, partners and observers at the 21st meeting of the GCF Board held in Manama, Bahrain, underscoring the importance of the success of the meeting. She further emphasised the critical role of the Fund, saying that “replenishing the GCF will allow it to continue playing a critical role in supporting developing countries shift to a low emission and climate resilient path.”
GCF emphasises role of women in addressing climate change at UN Women event
At a high-level ministerial event hosted by UN Women, GCF Deputy Executive Director Javier Manzanares underscored the important role that women play in addressing climate change. GCF worked with UN Women in producing the "Mainstreaming Gender in Green Climate Fund Projects" manual to help project designers and implementors in integrating gender equality in climate projects and interventions.
With clear climate and social cases for preserving forests, it is not surprising that GCF is a strong supporter of climate action that keeps trees in the ground and encourages new forest cover which match social conditions.