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GCF joins launch of 2018 Champions 12.3 report

Oyun Sanjaasuren, Director of External Affairs, joined the launch of the 2018 Champions 12.3 report in the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly as honorary champion of this food waste coalition of government, business, academia and civil society.

GCF supports strong investor action to combat climate change

At the Investor Agenda roundtable held yesterday on the sidelines of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, GCF joined investors and other representatives from the private sector to demonstrate and accelerate investor-led action critical to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Investor Agenda provides a way for investors to directly report actions they are taking, and scale-up their commitment to act, across four key focus areas: Investment, Corporate Engagement, Investor Disclosure, and Policy Advocacy.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for climate finance mobilisation, resourcing of GCF

In a recent speech at the UN Headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlined his thoughts on needed action in the next three years to effectively address climate change. Among them — leadership, a sense of urgency, a true commitment to a decisive multilateral response. He expressed the need for governments to fulfill their pledge to mobilise USD 100 billion a year for climate finance and his ardent desire to ensure that the Green Climate Fund is fully operationalised and properly resourced. Read his full remarks.

GCF previews SAP online submission system

Three webinars were recently concluded by GCF in cooperation with UNITAR. The webinars previewed a new online submission system to around 100 participants, consisting of National Designated Authorities (NDAs) and Accredited Entities (AEs). This new system, slated to be launched this year, aims to further improve the efficiency and transparency of submitting concept notes and funding proposals to GCF. A recording of the webinars will be posted on the SAP section of the GCF website.

GCF-UNDP agreements lay ground for start of 3 projects

GCF has signed agreements with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a GCF Accredited Entity, to prepare three approved projects worth USD 84 million in GCF financing, to begin implementation by the end of November. The three Funded Activity Agreements (FAAs) – all signed on Tuesday – will develop climate early warning systems in Georgia; Enhance the climate resilience of people living in coastal Bangladesh; and improve the ability of Zambian farmers to deal with climate change.

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