COP 23 was one COP in two zones: The Bula zone was the site of the official negotiations - with little relevance to what happens in the real world. The Bonn zone hosted dozens of civil society kiosks and hundreds of events searching for real solutions.
What does a normative framing and a push for the gender-responsiveness of climate finance mean for the global climate finance architecture and the Green Climate Fund? A set of four new information briefs as part of an annual update of the Climate Finance Fundamentals (CFF) briefing series explores this relationship.
As a country very vulnerable to climate change impacts, Morocco, the host of COP22, has very high climate ambitions and has taken on a global leadership role in committing to a renewable energy future. This study explores what role climate finance has played to allow Morocco to act as a trendsetter and how its climate finance governance can be further improved.
At the UN climate summit in Morocco from November 7 - 18 (COP 22), the global climate community aims to breathe life into the Paris Agreement. However, the real discussion about the most contentious points, including finance and what to do with loss & damage, begins only now in earnest.
When the Board meets from June 28-30 in Songdo, South Korea for its 13th Board meeting, the 24-member body will focus on working towards closing Fund structural and policy gaps in order to ramp up finance delivery to developing countries. But don’t expect quick one-step fixes.
On Thursday March 17th at the U.N.’s 60th Commission on the Status of Women, hbs North America led a parallel event entitled “Why Are Gender Considerations Key for Climate Finance Actions?” Here is a quick peek into the outcomes of the discussion.
What is the Green Climate Fund? Is it gender-responsive? Will communities profit directly from its funding? How will civil society groups find out if the GCF is funding a project in their country or community? These are some of the questions that this set of five easy-to-read fact sheets answers in straightforward understandable language.
These graphics highlight the ten most noteworthy insights from joint effort by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) over the past year from monitoring climate finance on Climate Funds Update (CFU).
Just weeks before the Paris climate summit, first funding decisions by the GCF Board at its 11th meeting in Livingstone, Zambia, make the Fund fully operational. Nevertheless, a lot of policy work on outstanding issues is still needed for 2016 before the GCF can stand both the test of time and the test of its own ambition and vision.