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GCF at the mid-year UN Climate Change Conference

GCF at the UN Climate Change Conference

The UN Climate Change Conference takes place in Bonn with work advancing on the Paris Agreement guidelines and the continuation of the Talanoa Dialogue. GCF will be present for the forty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) as an operating entity of the financial mechanism to the UNFCCC. GCF will be providing updates in relation to its work on issues including support for the preparation and implementation of NDCs, adaptation planning and the NAPs.

GCF is organizing or co-organising the following events, and will also be engaging in consultations and bilateral meetings throughout the Conference.

GCF Update — 2018 Progress in Supporting Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Pathways

Friday 4 May, 1830-2000
Bonn 181


The GCF Update brought together over 80 participants to a session introduced by Paul Oquist and Lennart Båge, GCF Co-Chairs.
The Co-Chairs highlighted GCF’s recent progress into maturity, including the approval of 23 projects worth over USD 1 billion in GCF resources at its most recent Board meeting, and suggested that the trigger for GCF replenishment would likely be reached this year.

The meeting provided a guide to GCF’s activities including readiness funding for developing countries, and the GCF portfolio.

Executive Director Howard Bamsey closed the meeting, highlighting GCF’s proven ability to cope with rapidly increasing demands for support from developing countries, notably through readiness support, the project preparation facility, and adaptation planning, all of which are key to GCF’s success in increasing the volume and quality of its project portfolio.

Adaptation planning support to enhance action and access to climate finance

Thursday 10 May, 1010-1140
Venue TBD

This session led by the GCF takes place within a much broader Technical Expert Panels on Adaptation (TEP-A), which is being organised in partnership with set of other leading institutions in the field of adaptation. The session will focus on accessing adaptation planning support with the GCF, including for sub-national action. Insights will be shared by a panel of country representatives about their experiences and approaches. 
GCF has just published a guide to its work on adaptation planning