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GCF publishes the tentative funding proposal schedule for B.26
The Green Climate Fund receives 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award from International Data Group, Inc. (IDG)
GCF's new e-learning platform to improve capacity building and knowledge sharing
GCF and MUFG Bank initiative to accelerate green energy transition in Chile
Green Climate Fund and its partners launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development
Improving farmers’ climate resilience and water use efficiency
Managing risk: How climate finance can help manage risk in Bosnia and Herzegovina
First GCF Green Champions to be announced at COP25
New GCF-Government of Mongolia agreement supports country’s Paris Agreement goals
GCF and AfDB partner to increase renewable power in Zambia
GCF speeds up funding process to help meet urgent need for climate action
Green Climate Fund Board commits an additional USD 407.8 million to combat climate crisis
Last GCF Board meeting of 2019 begins today
GCF upgrades climate support for vulnerable Pacific nations
GCF forum explores how to stem climate impact on world food security
Countries step up ambition: Landmark boost to coffers of the world’s largest climate fund
Agreement with Spanish global investor strengthens GCF’s private sector pull
GCF meets with top global investors to boost private sector climate finance
GCF private sector conference makes business case to lower planet’s climate costs
GCF helps reduce renewable business costs in South Africa
GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference paves the way for more climate finance from the private sector
Green Climate Fund and Qatar convene institutional investors to give boost to climate action
UN Climate Summit paves the way for an ambitious and successful replenishment of the Green Climate Fund
Jamaica and Norway lead countries in call for ambitious replenishment of Green Climate Fund ahead of Climate Action Summit
New Climate Investment Platform targets increase in flow of capital to clean energy projects
GCF publishes the revised funding proposal schedule for B.25
GCF second replenishment meeting reaches agreement on key decisions; selects Paris for Pledging Conference
GCF addresses climate farming challenges in expert panel
Learn about GCF’s REDD+ support during June webinars
GCF will host the first of a series of REDD+ webinars on 19 and 20 June to provide information about the Fund’s support for this financing method which reduces greenhouse gases while also protecting and restoring forests. Intended for both seasoned REDD+ practitioners and those new to REDD+, the sessions will cover all three REDD+ phases - including GCF’s start in February to making Results-Based Payments to countries proven to have halted deforestation. Three separate webinars will be conducted in English, French and Spanish.
Senegal climate resilience receives a boost with funding agreement
GCF has signed an agreement with Senegal's Centre de Suivi Écologique (CSE) to enhance the ability of local populations to deal with increasing soil salinisation caused by climate change. The signing of the Funded Activity Agreement (FAA) allows for this GCF Board-approved USD 8.2 million project to begin implementation. Planned activities by CSE, a Senegalese environmental monitoring centre, include strengthening the country’s ability to mainstream climate change into land management plans.
Preventing sexual abuse in projects: Learnings from the World Bank
GCF further solidified its actions for zero-tolerance of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH) by introducing an updated SEAH Policy through the Independent Redress Mechanism's (IRM) preparation of an advisory report on preventing SEAH in GCF projects. In "Preventing Sexual Abuse in Projects: Learnings from the World Bank," the Chair of the World Bank Inspection Panel Imrana Jalal shared her insights on gender-based violence at the project level and its far-reaching impacts on local communities and institutions. The talk was jointly organised by the Independent Integrity Unit (IIU) and IRM of GCF.
GCF launches online submission system for SAP projects
Today, GCF launches the Online Submission System (OSS) for Simplified Approval Process (SAP) projects. This innovative solution for submitting SAP concept notes and funding proposals to GCF will improve the efficiency of managing SAP proposals and the transparency of the review process. Beginning 6 May, all GCF Accredited Entities and National Designated Authorities/Focal Points will be able to access the OSS and submit their SAP proposals online. From 15 June 2019, the OSS should be the standard way of submitting SAP proposals, and e-mail submissions only used in exceptional circumstances.
Adaptation: Accelerating action towards a climate resilient future
At Korea Global Adaptation Week in Songdo, GCF launched a new working paper, Adaptation: Accelerating Action Towards a Climate Resilient Future, to contribute to adaptation knowledge from the perspective of climate financing. The working paper provides an overview of adaptation and resilience challenges, as well as the distinction between them. Read the Executive Director's opening remarks at the launch of the paper.
- The Green Climate Fund receives 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award from International Data Group, Inc. (IDG)
- Green Climate Fund Board commits an additional USD 407.8 million to combat climate crisis
- Countries step up ambition: Landmark boost to coffers of the world’s largest climate fund
- Green Climate Fund Board approves USD 267 million for climate action, agrees decision-making procedures