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Interventions of Green Climate Fund Civil Society Organization Active Observers on Discussions Held in GCF B28 Day 2

On the Independent Technical Assessment Panel (ITAP) Structure and Operations Review Delivered by Eileen Cunningham, Developing Country CSOs The Independent Technical Advisory Panel plays a critical role in the GCF as it is important to obtain reviews from independent experts about the funding proposals through both the traditional and SAP routes. Thus, we think it…

CSO Update: GCF Board Meeting 28

In line with the updates on the 28th Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), we inform everyone that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) a notorious financier of dirty energy projects, is re-applying for accreditation to the GCF this 28th Board Meeting. More than 400 organizations from around the world have signed a letter…

Concerns raised about Green Climate Fund flood defence project in Samoa

Flood walls in Samoa financed by the UN’s flagship climate fund are inadequate and could put people in danger, experts warn By Megan Darby Concerns have been raised about a $66 million flood management project financed by the Green Climate Fund in Samoa, after river walls failed to protect a hotel from flash flooding in December.…

The Paris Agreement Five Years On

12 December 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Five years after Paris, the climate crisis has worsened, impacting the poorest and most vulnerable countries the worst, and inflicting already severe loss and damage. Signatory states are preparing to submit…