It’s “back to the future” for the Green Climate Fund after its most recent board meeting in Bahrain. After the July disastrous meeting, this outcome sends a reassuring signal that the GCF can deliver on its core functions before COP 24.
This booklet proposes six specific recommendations to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, Secretariat and other relevant policy-makers to increase access of local actors to climate funds, and ensure accessible, gender-responsive climate finance decision-making processes. These proposals range from setting up small grants facilities to a complete revision of the operations and results framework of climate funds. 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.