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WWF and Green Climate Fund join forces to accelerate global climate action

The Green Climate Fund and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) formalized an agreement uniting the two organizations in efforts to develop and oversee large-scale climate adaptation and mitigation projects across the globe.

“As an Implementing Partner of the Green Climate Fund, WWF is pleased to help countries bring forward projects to GCF that will help them meet their climate action priorities,” said David McCauley, WWF senior vice president for policy and government affairs while signing the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) on the sidelines of COP 23 in Bonn.

David McCauley from WWF and Pa Ousman Jarju from GCF sign the Accreditation Master Agreement at the GCF Pavilion at COP 23 in Bonn, in the presence of Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, former Minister of the Environment of Peru and President of COP 20, now Head of Climate and Energy at WWF, as well as of Stephanie Kwan, lead GCF officer for Entity Accreditation.   

“We know that developing nations need more financial support to accelerate the implementation of their Nationally Determined Commitments (NFCs) under the Paris Agreement. WWF can catalyze the types of coalitions needed to meet this challenge — especially through forest carbon conservation and capitalizing on the climate resiliency benefits of healthy ecosystems such as watersheds, wetlands and coral reefs,” McCauley explained.

Pa Ousman Jarju, Director of GCF’s Country Programming Division, said GCF will benefit tremendously from WWF’s global reach. “We look forward to receiving bold ideas from WWF for climate financing, especially those focused on creating healthy ecosystems,” he said.