GCF direct access week puts countries’ climate actions in the fast lane


The Green Climate Fund concluded its first “Readiness Week” to assist direct access entities in developing their project ideas. The week-long event brought together the 13 organizations that have been accredited for direct access to the Fund, as well as 27 developing countries, represented by a National Designated Authority or Focal Point (NDA/FP). Nearly 100 people took part in the sessions, including representatives from Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States, and African States.

During the week’s first three days, interactive working sessions saw GCF’s partners present their project ideas and priorities to solicit feedback and inputs from their peers and from technical leads at the Fund. Concepts covered agriculture, renewable energy, natural resources management, transportation, communities and ecosystems resilience, sustainable cities and urbanization, and climate-smart supply chains.

On days four and five, focus shifted to full-day sessions on gender and south-south exchange. In conjunction with UN Women, the Fund…

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