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 at the Asia Pacific Climate Week
In one of the panel sessions of the Asia Pacific Climate Week held in Singapore, Clifford Polycarp of the Division of Country Programming discussed how long-term financing provided by GCF helps countries achieve NDC targets. This session on “Aligning Financial Markets for Climate Action in Asia-Pacific” focused on summarising the results of the UNFCCC Green Investment Catalyst Process, as well as discussing details of emerging initiatives and regional financing platforms.
Civil Society Organisations meet Exec Director ahead of B.20
Around 50 CSO observers met with Executive Director Howard Bamsey and members of the GCF Secretariat ahead of Sunday’s B.20 Board meeting. The meeting gave a chance for CSOs to exchange views with GCF staff on B.20 agenda items. Issues covered included project proposals, replenishment, the integrated approach to policy and GCF’s safeguards policies.
Spanish and French SAP webinars held
A back-to-back series of webinars for GCF's Simplified Approval Process (SAP) was recently held in cooperation with UNITAR. The webinars, which were attended by National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities, are designed to help guide potential project proponents in submitting concept notes and funding proposals under the pilot programme. The recently-concluded webinars were held in Spanish and French, and follows an initial session held earlier this year.