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We have a range of video content – from shorter clips to longer features. The content ranges from project videos to introductions to GCF, and also includes online webinars, meetings and lectures. Most of these videos are also available on our Youtube channel or on the GCF Board section, some of which are downloadable for offline viewing. We also make shorter videos for social media, you can find those on our various social media channels.
Highlights: GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference 2022
After two years of holding the GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference (GPIC) online due to the pandemic, GPIC came back live in hybrid format (in person and online) in 2022. The two-day event took place from 15-16 September 2022 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, with leading figures from the public and private sectors pledging to work in partnership to find innovative ways of unlocking capital for climate action.
Highlights: GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference 2021
A timely forerunner to COP26, the Green Climate Fund's Private Investment for Climate Conference 2021 (GPIC 2021) convened global leaders, executives, and experts from businesses, governments, financial institutions, and technology companies to accelerate private sector-driven climate action in developing countries. See the highlights of this GCF flagship event and learn how the public and private sectors work
Women in technology for climate action
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is committed to challenging gender inequality through its climate activities. To date, GCF's investments benefit over 180 million women in developing countries around the world. This keynote speech, with the theme 'climate action through climate technology and the key role of women on the path to climate neutrality', was delivered by GCF Executive Director Yannick Glemarec at the 2021 Lead Today, Shape Tomorrow event.
GCF and the Paris Agreement after five years
GCF plays a key role in serving the Paris Agreement, providing climate finance to developing countries to help them reach their climate ambitions. On the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Agreement, Director of External Affairs Oyun Sanjaasuren reflects on what GCF has achieved to date, and its plans for the future to deliver a transformation to a low-emission, climate-resilient world.
Highlights: GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference 2020
Held virtually for the first time, catch the highlights of GCF's flagship event, the Green Climate Fund Private Investment for Climate Conference (GPIC 2020). GPIC 2020 brought global public and private sector leaders together to discuss how the private sector can drive the momentum for climate action in the era of COVID-19.
GCF’s unique role in catalysing a green, resilient recovery
Developing countries – already the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – are hardest hit by the humanitarian and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While OECD countries can provide large-scale stimulus packages, most developing countries lack the financial resources and monetary capacity to roll out ambitious recovery measures. Climate finance is key to enabling vulnerable countries revive their economies in sustainable ways and bring about transformational change. In...
Highlights: Catalysing climate finance in the era of COVID-19
GCF convenes global forum to accelerate green recovery in developing countries. Event explores how climate finance and innovative private-public partnerships can be created and leveraged to catalyse and align larger domestic and international financial flows to revive economies and foster green, resilient development.
Webinar on the GCF work in forests and REDD+ (Spanish)
This webinar is part of the GCF's effort to share knowledge and lessons learned as it makes progress in the implementation of projects and programs related to forests, land use, ecosystems and ecosystem services, and REDD+, among other issues related to nature-based solutions. The webinar focuses in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Spanish: Este webinar constituye parte del esfuerzo del Fondo Verde del Clima en compartir conocimientos y lecciones aprendidas conforme avanza en la...
Full event: Catalysing climate finance in the the era of COVID-19
On 9 July 2020, over 500 policymakers, climate change experts, development specialists and representatives from UN agencies, civil society organizations, research institutes and the private sector participated in a global forum to explore innovative solutions to help developing countries finance a green, resilient recovery from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ban Ki-moon, GGGI President & Chair, on GCF-GGGI collaboration to support developing countries’ NDC priorities, climate action and green recovery efforts
The Global Green Growth Institute and the Green Climate Fund collaborate closely, creating synergies to help developing countries tackle climate change and achieve sustainable development through access to finance, technical support and capacity strengthening as part of GCF’s Readiness Programme. Through Readiness support, GCF and its partners can respond rapidly to the needs of developing countries. This may include help to craft and finance stimulus measures and to integrate NDC priorities...
Placencia Ambition Forum 2020: GCF Executive Director on Partnerships
The Placencia Ambition Forum, held on 20-22 April 2020, virtually brings together major actors in the climate change negotiations around a central theme of increasing ambition and a focus on safeguarding the Paris Agreement. The Forum was hosted by the Government of Belize as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). This is a recording of the message delivered by Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive Director Yannick Glemarec on Day 3 of the Forum.
50 Years of Earth Day: Message from GCF Executive Director
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and the global community grapples with a health emergency more devastating than any in living memory, the interlinkages between people, planet, and prosperity could not be more striking. Vulnerable communities in developing countries who face the double burden of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change will suffer the most. Green Climate Fund Executive Director Yannick Glemarec highlights that Earth Day is an important reminder that...
GCF invests in people and planet for a brighter future
As the global community commemorates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year, it’s more important than ever to invest in climate-smart initiatives that enhance people’s resilience, protect the planet and promote inclusive, low-carbon development. We're with you.
Webinar on the updated Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme
As a result of the Board decision on the revised Readiness and Preparatory Programme (RPSP) strategy for 2019-2021, the RPSP guidebook is expanded with additional information and guidance to address the substantive and operational changes authorized by the Board. This webinar presented the new proposal templates and updated RPSP guidebook.
Forest conservation in the Amazon: Securing the future of people and the planet
There is a marvellous machine regulating the Earth's climate which keeps its inhabitants alive. It is called nature, and it is one of GCF's most important climate action partners. GCF also ensures people are central in the equation of planetary wellbeing. That is why it is funding initiatives that help improve people's livelihoods – and thereby prevent the destruction of vital ecosystems sustaining our liveable planet. This includes the Amazon. The world's largest rainforest is at the heart of...
Cultivating argan orchards to fight climate change in Morocco
Climate change and overharvesting of argan fruits are threatening argan forests in Morocco. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Government of Morocco are working together to empower local communities to protect the forests through the argan orchards programme.
GCF in Morocco: Preserving argan forests through climate-smart farming
Climate change and overharvesting of argan fruits are threatening argan forests in Morocco. Watch how the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Government of Morocco are working together to empower local communities to protect the forests through the argan orchards programme.