GCF at COP28

  • Article type News update
  • Publication date 29 Nov 2023

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will be at COP28, which runs from 30 November to 12 December in Dubai, UAE.

We’ve created a microsite: https://cop.greenclimate.fund, where you will find links to relevant GCF events, stories, and publications. Please subscribe to our special COP28 newsletter to stay tuned.

As a main operating entity under the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), GCF takes guidance from the Conference of Parties (COP) on its policies, programming priorities, and eligibility criteria. The GCF delegation will be observing the official negotiations, and hosting and taking part in various events.

Climate Funds pavilion

For the first time ever, GCF, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Adaptation Fund (AF), and the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) will have a joint pavilion at COP.  The pavilion is on the second floor of Thematic Arena 3 in the Opportunity Petal of the Blue Zone.

 There will be five joint Q&A sessions at the pavilion on thematic topics where each fund will present and have experts on hand to answer questions:

  • 4th December 13:15 – 14:45 – Gender
  • 5th December 13:15 – 14:45 – Accessing funds and Coherence & Complementarity
  • 6th December 13:15 – 14:45 – Mitigation
  • 8th December 15:15 – 16:45 – Adaptation
  • 9th December 13:15 – 14:45 – Nature-based solutions

Drop by the pavilion to learn how GCF works and how GCF collaborates with other climate funds to promote complementarity and coherence in the climate finance landscape.

Official side events

GCF will be hosting two official side events:

  • Sunday, 3 December from 18:30 to 20:00 in Side Event Room 5
    “Climate finance: the role of the climate funds in supporting developing countries” co-hosted by the Adaptation Fund (AF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and GCF – Learn how the climate funds work together to accelerate climate action for the most vulnerable.
  • Monday, 4 December from 11:00 to 12:00 at Action Arena 1 (Al Hur)
    “The Green Climate Fund: Scaling up access and impact” - Join GCF Executive Director Mafalda Duarte as she sets out GCF’s “50by30” vision and direction for its next programming cycle 2024-2027.

More information about speakers and how to register or join the livestream is on the GCF COP28 microsite.

Stay up to date

Visit the GCF@COP28 microsite https://cop.greenclimate.fund for updates on GCF announcements, events, stories, and publications.

Subscribe to the GCF COP28 newsletter to stay tuned.

Follow updates on GCF social media channels: #InspireMoreClimateAction, #GCFatCOP28, #COP28, and #Finance4Climate.