The fifteenth meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board commences today in the Independent State of Samoa.
Over the next three days, the 24-member Board will focus on consideration of nine new project proposals and applications by seven organizations to become Accredited Entities (AEs).
Samoa’s Prime Minister, the Hon Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, addressed delegates prior to the opening of official Board proceedings, highlighting the crucial role of GCF in supporting developing countries to respond to climate change.
In his final remarks, the Prime Minister noted that “this time of the year the region usually prepares for the unexpectedness of nature, but we are also conscious that seasons no longer retain their essential rhythm. We can only rely on being prepared, remaining prepared, and mitigating the risks in the best ways we can and afford.”