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Regional Workshop on Civil Society Readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in accordance with Article 11 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as an operating entity of the financial mechanism under the Convention towards addressing the challenges of climate change. To become the most important multilateral instrument in climate finance and to achieve its successful paradigm shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient development pathway, it is important that the GCF focuses on delivering transformational projects and

To become the most important multilateral instrument in climate finance and to achieve its successful paradigm shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient development pathway, it is important that the GCF focuses on delivering transformational projects and programmes especially in developing countries. This ambition could only be achieved if a wide societal consensus and

This ambition could only be achieved if a wide societal consensus and proactive, critical but constructive role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) is enabled within the Fund processes. Strengthening the engagement of civil society actors and organisations from Africa in the GCF processes at the national level is an important step to scale-up existing CSOs capacities to advocate for ambitious proposals, bring on-the-ground expertise to the table and ensure accountability of GCF-funded activities by national authorities through a broader societal mobilisation for transformation and better impacts.

Furthermore, African CSOs can as well play a relevant role in the international aspects of the GCF, such as during Board meetings discussions, given that just few African civil society representatives are currently engaged at that level.

 

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Regional Workshop on Civil Society Readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Description and Provisional Agenda - [PDF]

Regional Workshop on Civil Society Readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Kampala (Uganda) Summary statement - [PDF]

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