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GCF Working Papers are published to propose ideas and stimulate discussion on the latest climate trends, research, policies, and action. As the world's largest and most collaborative and open climate fund, GCF works with a wide range of partners to implement its projects, spanning national and multilateral banks, international organizations, governments, think tanks, the private sector, and more. Capitalising on the knowledge that stems from these partnerships and projects, GCF Working Papers present results of country experiences or analysis; operational evaluations; case studies; or technical research from the perspective of climate financing.

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  • Accelerating REDD+ implementation

    REDD+ is vital for global efforts to combat climate change. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015 and entering into force in 2020, treats forests as an integral part of the climate solution, and highlights REDD+ as key intervention to achieve the new ambitious global target.

    The UNFCCC specifically recognized the GCF as a key funding avenue for channeling REDD+ RBPs.1 The GCF began offering such payments in 2017, and funding activities that are necessary to achieve REDD+ results since it started to approve funding proposals in 2015.

    This working paper has been prepared as part of the ongoing development of GCF’s sectoral guidance on forest and land use result area, which, among other strategic interventions, identifies the need to increase support for countries in implementing REDD+ and achieving results.

  • Adaptation: Accelerating action towards a climate resilient future

    This working paper contributes to adaptation knowledge from the perspective of climate financing. It provides an overview of adaptation and resilience challenges, the distinction between them, and discusses the avenues that GCF is developing to tackle them, together with countries and many stakeholders including the private sector. Ultimately, it is hoped that this paper will inform the design and scaling up of more successful adaptation investments.

    Through focused investments in these interlinked sectors, based upon national adaptation policies and plans, we hope GCF can catalyse a paradigm shift in the way countries respond to their citizens’ adaptation needs, and build their resilience, working with a large range of partners and stakeholders. GCF has a strong commitment to supporting countries and entities in the transformational changes that are needed now, to adapt, survive, and thrive in a fast-changing world.