GCF’s first private sector conference boosts business role in climate finance
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IIU hosts Conference of International Investigators
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Agreement bolsters Caribbean ability to weather climate disaster
GCF-IFAD agreement will help agricultural communities adapt to climate change
Global NDA Conference: 8-9, 12 October 2018
Adaptation Rationale Workshop: 14-17 November 2018
B.21 in Manama
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UNDP IN Latin America and the Caribbean
UNDP welcomes commitments of a coalition of non-state and state actors to reduce deforestation in Ecuador
Structured Dialogue with Eastern Europe and Central Asia connects climate ambition to climate finance
Structured Dialogue with Least Developed Countries: 19-22 November 2018
Dialogue opens new opportunities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Structured Dialogue with the Caribbean: 6-9 November 2018
Bhutan’s King optimistic about climate solutions
Selection process of GCF Board for 2019-2021 membership underway
GCF helps Bhutan progress climate plans
Climate fund snags threaten opportunity to fight warming - Ban Ki-moon
Despite challenges, Green Climate Fund is critical to global action
Forests: A cause of climate concern, and hope
Strengthening climate information in food insecure districts in Malawi
Second Structured Dialogue with the Pacific charts new ambition for climate action
"GCF has a huge role to play"
Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia
The GCF Simplified Approval Process - a win for Namibia and for Kunene Region!
GCF convenes Pacific nations for Structured Dialogue meeting in Pohnpei
Government of Uruguay launches new project to boost resilience of cities and reach targets outlined in Paris Agreement
A thought-provoking session at the GCF pavilion today explored how the private sector can mobilise capital to help developing countries deal with climate change. "We need innovation both in finance, technology and thinking to accelerate our response to climate change," Ayaan Adam, Director of GCF's Private Sector Facility, told the audience of the Innovative Finance session. Panellists and the audience discussed how to unlock private sector finances to generate the trillions of dollars needed to reduce emissions and make societies more climate resilient.
GCF accelerates project implementation at COP
GCF continued to use its presence at COP24 to drive climate action on the ground with its climate finance partners. This morning, it signed an agreement with Moroccan-based corporate and investment bank CDG Capital to enable this Direct Access Entity to begin proposing projects to receive GCF financing. In the evening, it set in place the legal framework to begin passing funds to Rwanda's Ministry of Environment in a project that will increase the climate resilience of farmers.
GEF-GCF event focuses on breaking silos for climate action
Naoko Ishii, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, stressed the importance of a system-based approach, and of breaking silos to fight climate change at a joint meeting with GCF at COP24. Javier Manzanares, GCF Executive Director a.i. identified three priorities for common action with GEF: scaling up projects, encouraging direct access, and developing country programmes. The need for cooperation was emphasised by Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, who stated that the two funds are the way forward in Costa Rica, and need to work together.
Simplified Approval Process: promoting access to GCF resources
GCF’s event on the Simplified Approval Process (SAP) featured contributions from Ambassador Feturi - known as the champion of the process for his role in its development, as well as from the Rwandan Ministry of Environment, the Cook Islands, and the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia - a GCF accredited entity which brought the first SAP project to be approved by the GCF Board.
Not just buildings! Climate resilient infrastructure debate stresses need for broad approach
Climate-resilient infrastructure is not just about concrete buildings, but also includes the "soft" infrastructure of social welfare: this was one of the key messages of a climate-resilient integrated infrastructure event hosted by GCF at COP24 today. Iñigo Ruiz-Apilanez, a civil engineer with engineering consultancy Arup, told participants that an effective adaptation approach requires considering social stresses, such as differences in incomes and who owns climate-impacted land. Lia Nicholson, a government project expert from Antigua and Barbuda, warned nations will increasingly face climate impacts such as in her country, which was hit by a category 5 hurricane last year after a three-year drought.
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