Local actors ready to act: Six proposals to improve their access to the Green Climate Fund

Local actors ready to act: Six proposals to improve their access to the Green Climate Fund

Front page of report: Local actors ready to act
Jun 13, 2018 by Menno Bosma, Maaike de Hon, Annelieke Douma, Daan Robben, Raju Pandit Chhetri, Titi Soentoro & Liane Schalatek
Both ENDS; Heinrich Böll Sitftung North America; Aksi! for gender, social and ecological justice; Prakriti Resources Centre
Date of Publication: June 2018
Number of Pages: 32
License: All rights reserved.
Language of Publication: English

Local initiatives help people - and the environment on which their livelihoods depend – to adapt to climate shocks and changes. Unfortunately, local climate action is grossly underfunded. The vast majority of climate finance tends to be channelled to large financial institutions focusing on large-scale projects that do not necessarily build upon or support – and often even counteract — local efforts. The role of local actors in climate finance decision-making processes is often very limited.

Several solutions have been or are being proposed to increase access of local actors to climate funds, and ensure accessible, gender-responsive climate finance decision-making processes. Six specific proposals are described in this concise booklet, focusing on the Green Climate Fund (GCF)and including concrete recommendations for the GCF Board, Secretariat, and other relevant decision-makers. The booklet is meant to stimulate more and deeper debate on the crucial role local actors play in the transformative change needed to deal with global climate change.

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Anne de la Boui...

Wonderful to see this article. Definitely, the right direction and action that is needed.
We are in pipeline for getting funding for our Eco-City initiative for Cocody, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Designed by Professor Dramane Toure Nable - green party member and founder in CIV, submitted under Earth Rights Institute. Our role in this huge initiative - Climate Action Plan for CIV - is to localize the actions and help transition the mindset of the local population. What we will be doing is ensuring that this large-scale program will be transformed into many local initiatives. We are designing a Climate Change Living Lab program in partnership with the Global Ecovillage Network - Africa.
Thanks again!