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GCF broadens global reach with Conservation International agreement

Howard Bamsey

The Green Climate Fund has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement with Conservation International, broadening the Fund’s global reach to support climate action. Conservation International, an international non-profit organisation and GCF Accredited Entity, is helping to protect nature and encourage sustainable development in over 30 countries across six continents. Accreditation Master Agreements are critical as they deepen ties between GCF and ...

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GCF: Climate fund pay-out progresses

Howard Bamsey

The disbursement of Green Climate Fund (GCF) financing is picking up pace, following a major focus of the Fund this year on implementing approved projects. In GCF’s most recent disbursement of climate finance, in early June, it transferred the first $1 million tranche of an approved $6.2 million grant to help Peru’s indigenous communities manage wetlands to avoid deforestation and the release ...

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Nigeria to develop GCF funding proposal, third climate communication

Dr Peter Tarfa

After preparing and submitting its First (FNC) and Second National Communications (SNC) to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November 2003 and June 2014 respectively, Nigeria will this week commence the preparation of the Third National Communication (TNC). At a project inception workshop holding from Tuesday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Keffi Nasarawa ...

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GCF unveils guide on how to access fund

Howard Bamsey

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 launched a new web-based guide that provides Partners with detailed information on how to access its resources. Tagged “GCF 101”, the guide aims to help GCF stakeholders better navigate the many elements of engaging with the Fund. “GCF 101 is simple. Four distinct chapters address the different opportunities the Fund ...

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GCF approves $755m in funding for eight projects

Howard Bamsey

The first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board meeting of 2017 concluded on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by approving eight new projects and programmes valued at $755 million in GCF funding to assist developing countries respond to climate change. The decisions were reached during the 16th meeting of the Board (B.16) at GCF Headquarters in Songdo, Republic of Korea. Taking the eight new ...

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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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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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