Inputs to the Updated Strategic Plan of the Green Climate Fund

CCAP has identified three issues that merit consideration in the updated Strategic Plan of the Fund. After briefly describing each of them, we propose “big picture” considerations to the Board and the Secretariat as to how these issues could be approached strategically, to be subsequently incorporated in the updated Plan. These include how the Fund... continue reading »

Analysis of the Green Climate Fund Framework for Measurement, Reporting, and Verification

As the primary operating entity of the UNFCCC financial mechanism, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the largest dedicated fund to support the achievement of the Paris Agreement, including the goal to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius and the implementation of developing countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This paper presents the... continue reading »

Climate Finance

The Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015, represents a watershed event in the fight to address climate change. For the first time, almost all countries now have climate commitments in the form of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), or post-2020 pledges for emissions reductions. Converting these NDCs into implementable policies, programs and investment strategies will be... continue reading »

Policy Dinner on the Green Climate Fund

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) – in coordination with GCF board members Mr. Arnaud Buisse (France), Mr. Irfa Ampri (Indonesia), Mr. Per Callesen (Denmark), and Mr. David Kaluba (Zambia) – hosted a policy dinner on the margins of the sixth board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Bali, Indonesia.  The dinner... continue reading »

Climate Finance Works

In Climate Finance Works, readers will find vignettes of situations where European funding has supported mitigation actions in developing countries. These projects are the seeds of change that are germinating around the world. As future financing flows, other such projects will grow and help create a fertile field that makes a difference when it comes... continue reading »