Green Climate Fund

  • The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is an international fund with a mission to lower greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries and to help adapt vulnerable societies to the impacts of climate change.

  • Established by 194 governments in December 2010, the Fund responds to climate change by investing into low-emission and climate-resilient programs. 

  • Accountable to the United Nations, the GCF follows the provisions of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is governed by a Board of 24 members .

  • The management of the day-to-day operations of the Fund is done by the GCF Secretariat who is fully independent and accountable to the Board.

Engaging with the fund

In order for a country to engage with the fund they must:

  • Appoint and maintain a National Designated Authority (NDA).

  • Recognize and seek accreditation of entities to be able to access resources from the fund.

  • Through these accredited entities expand projects and programs to bring forward funding proposals.