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 joins launch of 2018 Champions 12.3 report
Oyun Sanjaasuren, Director of External Affairs, joined the launch of the 2018 Champions 12.3 report in the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly as honorary champion of this food waste coalition of government, business, academia and civil society.
GCF supports strong investor action to combat climate change
At the Investor Agenda roundtable held yesterday on the sidelines of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, GCF joined investors and other representatives from the private sector to demonstrate and accelerate investor-led action critical to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Investor Agenda provides a way for investors to directly report actions they are taking, and scale-up their commitment to act, across four key focus areas: Investment, Corporate Engagement, Investor Disclosure, and Policy Advocacy.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for climate finance mobilisation, resourcing of GCF
In a recent speech at the UN Headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlined his thoughts on needed action in the next three years to effectively address climate change. Among them — leadership, a sense of urgency, a true commitment to a decisive multilateral response. He expressed the need for governments to fulfill their pledge to mobilise USD 100 billion a year for climate finance and his ardent desire to ensure that the Green Climate Fund is fully operationalised and properly resourced. Read his full remarks.
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.