Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope
Second Structured Dialogue with the Pacific charts new ambition for climate action
"GCF has a huge role to play"
GCF convenes Pacific nations for Structured Dialogue meeting in Pohnpei
GCF sets funding proposal schedule for B.21 [Updated]
Structured Dialogue with Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 11-14 September 2018
The sustainable landscapes project in Eastern Madagascar
Green Climate Fund B.20 meeting press release
Energy transition accelerates with GCF support
GCF and GEF harmonise steps to follow developing country lead in climate finance
The positives of preparing for disaster
New projects to boost renewable energy and improve climate resilience in Marshall Islands
Malawi's farmers watch climate change
Workshop forges direct links to country-led climate action
Crawford School of Public Policy
Climate finance - imperatives and pathways: Howard Bamsey
GCF workshop strengthens direct access to climate finance
The Express Tribune
Second phase of flood control project to launch this year
Oyun Sanjaasuren appointed as GCF Director of External Affairs
GCF, African Development Bank and Africa50 signal support for Desert to Power programme
GCF brings climate focus to African development bank meeting
B.20 in Songdo
GCF to capitalise on Japan's aid experience with AMA signing
Structured Dialogue with the Pacific: 30 July - 2 August 2018
GCF at the mid-year UN Climate Change Conference
Adaptation planning vital in helping countries weather change
"Like Drinking Water" – Namibia's Benedict Libanda Speaks About Accessibility of GCF Finance
GCF Structured Dialogue shows strength and weakness of Asian climate approach
Call for Public Comments: Draft Procedures and Guidelines of the Independent Redress Mechanism
GCF at the Asia Pacific Climate Week
In one of the panel sessions of the Asia Pacific Climate Week held in Singapore, Clifford Polycarp of the Division of Country Programming discussed how long-term financing provided by GCF helps countries achieve NDC targets. This session on “Aligning Financial Markets for Climate Action in Asia-Pacific” focused on summarising the results of the UNFCCC Green Investment Catalyst Process, as well as discussing details of emerging initiatives and regional financing platforms.
Civil Society Organisations meet Exec Director ahead of B.20
Around 50 CSO observers met with Executive Director Howard Bamsey and members of the GCF Secretariat ahead of Sunday’s B.20 Board meeting. The meeting gave a chance for CSOs to exchange views with GCF staff on B.20 agenda items. Issues covered included project proposals, replenishment, the integrated approach to policy and GCF’s safeguards policies.
Spanish and French SAP webinars held
A back-to-back series of webinars for GCF's Simplified Approval Process (SAP) was recently held in cooperation with UNITAR. The webinars, which were attended by National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities, are designed to help guide potential project proponents in submitting concept notes and funding proposals under the pilot programme. The recently-concluded webinars were held in Spanish and French, and follows an initial session held earlier this year.
GCF at Adaptation Futures
GCF took part in the "Resourcing Adaptation" plenary in Adaptation Futures 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa from 18-21 June. Jerry Velasquez, director of mitigation and adaptation at GCF, said that there is a need to leverage knowledge and learning, build the business case for projects and transfer these cases to the private sector. The plenary closed with the announcement of the Burtoni Award, recognising a lifetime contribution to adaptation research, policy and practice.
Readiness Grant Approvals cross USD100 million milestone
Grant approvals under GCF's Readiness programme has exceeded USD 100 million. With 196 readiness requests approved, the programme now covers 112 countries. The Readiness Programme is designed to enhance country ownership and access to GCF Funding, and provides resources for strengthening institutional capacities of National Designated Authorities (NDA) or Focal Points and direct access entities to efficiently engage with the Fund.
- Green Climate Fund B.20 meeting press release
- GCF Board approves over USD 1 billion in funding for climate mitigation and adaptation
- GCF Board opens B.19 meeting, elects Lennart Båge and Paul Oquist as new Co-Chairs
- GCF approves 11 projects at its final Board meeting of the year