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Schemes aim at decarbonising El Salvador’s energy supply

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An inter-ministerial Dialogue has launched discussions on domestic climate finance needs for El Salvador’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and it’s National Climate Change Plan. Both plans aim at decarbonising El Salvador’s energy supply by increasing the use of renewable energy, while improving energy efficiency, land management, urban planning and transportation. The dialogue took place recently as part of El Salvador’s ...

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Five African countries in focus as civil society engages in GCF process

Samuel-Ogallah-Samson

Malawi, Senegal, Kenya, Morocco and Ghana have been listed as focused countries under a fresh initiative involving civil society organisations (CSOs) in Africa and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Tagged the ‘‘Civil Society Organisations Readiness to the Green Climate Fund – focus Africa’’, the project, which is being anchored by the Nairobi, Kenya-based Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), was ...

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Manzanares emerges new interim head of GCF, Cheikhrouhou becomes Tunisian Energy Minister

Javier-Manzanares

Mr. Javier Manzanares has become the Executive Director ad interim of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Secretariat. Mr. Manzanares, the Fund’s Chief Financial Officer, was appointed Executive Director ad interim by the GCF Board at its June meeting and takes up the role following the conclusion of the term of the current Executive Director, Ms. Hela Cheikhrouhou, who is taking ...

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GCF approves $250m projects, set for leadership change

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The 13th meeting of the Board (B.13) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved its first funding proposals for 2016 totalling $256.6 million in GCF funding. “The close of B.13 marks the half-way point for the GCF in 2016,” said Board Co-Chair Ewen McDonald (Australia). “Looking at what we’ve achieved so far this year – major policy gaps have ...

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GCF to consider $208m new proposals at Songdo forum

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Eight new public sector project proposals have been published ahead of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board’s 13th meeting scheduled to hold later this month. The proposals amount to a total request for investment of $208 million from the Fund. They will be considered at the Board’s B.13 meeting which will take place from 28-30 June at GCF’s headquarters in ...

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Women key agents for tackling climate change

Maria Noel Vaeza

GCF’s direct access country partners take part in UN Women training session on women’s empowerment to scale up climate action The “why” and “how” of mainstreaming women’s empowerment in the context of climate change projects and programmes was the focus of a one-day training session held recently as part of the Green Climate Fund’s Accelerating Direct Access week. Organised jointly ...

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GCF accredits HSBC, Crédit Agricole as project pipeline grows

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Despite stiff opposition from a coalition of civil society operatives, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has resolved to channel its money through HSBC Holdings Plc and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. This formed part of decisions reached as the GCF Board’s twelfth meeting (B.12) came to a close on Friday in Songdo, South Korea. The group had on Monday ...

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Groups urge Green Climate Fund to reject HSBC, Crédit Agricole’s applications

Karen Orenstein

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) must not channel its money through two international commercial banks that are allegedly funding the coal industry, civil society groups meeting at the GCF’s Board in Songdo, South Korea, have said. In a statement released on Monday, the groups claimed that the GCF must reject applications for accreditation by big banks HSBC and Crédit Agricole, ...

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Cheikhrouhou to leave Green Climate Fund

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Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Héla Cheikhrouhou, has announced that she will step down in September 2016, at the end of her current term as head of the Fund. Ms. Cheikhrouhou, who made the disclosure on Friday, was appointed by GCF’s Board in June 2013 to serve as the Fund’s first Executive Director and to establish the ...

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Norway to double its $258m contribution to Green Climate Fund

Erna Solberg

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Monday (December 7, 2015) in Paris at the ongoing UN climate change conference (COP21) announced plans to scale up Norway’s commitments to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Norway already pledged $258 million to the Fund last year as part of the initial resource mobilisation and has now promised to double that figure by 2020, provided that GCF can finance verified emissions reductions in deforestation and forest degradation. ...

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