• Video type Statement / Message
  • Video date 22 Apr 2020

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 caring for humanity and caring for the environment is a common endeavour.