The Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS)
The Climate Finance Advisory Service offers negotiators, policy makers and advisors in the poorest and most climate vulnerable countries bespoke information and guidance to help them effectively participate in complex global climate finance negotiations.

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Briefing Paper

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) has involved external experts or stakeholders measuring performance of a project or an activity against preset indicators, using standardized procedures and tools. However, with growing emphasis on participatory approaches towards development, there has been recognition that M&E should also be inclusive… >>>

Briefing Paper
A Complement to Strong Country Contributions for GCF Replenishment?

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest dedicated fund for climate action. By the end of this year it will have distributed all USD 10.2 billion of its initial resource mobilisation to over 102 projects in 97 countries, and we hope have raised twice as much again in… >>>

Dear friends of the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS),

This is the CFAS Summary Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Summary Briefing tries to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each meeting and give an overview of substantive points of… >>>

Dear friends of the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS),

This is the CFAS Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Summary Briefing tries to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each meeting and give an overview of… >>>

Dear Friends of the Climate Advisory Service (CFAS),

This is the CFAS Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Summary Briefing tries to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each meeting and give an overview of… >>>

Dear Friends of the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS),

This is the CFAS Summary Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Summary Briefing tries to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each meeting and give an overview of substantive points of… >>>

October 2018, Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain)

On behalf of everyone in the CFAS consortium, we would like to wish you a very happy new year 2019. As you know, the funding situation of CFAS has been difficult in the past few months and we have not been able to provide the full level of service. However, thanks to support received from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale… >>>

This CFAS Climate Finance Guide provides negotiators and observers with an overview of the key issues related to climate finance that will be discussed at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be held from 3 to 15 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. It is structured… >>>

Ex-ante communication of climate finance is expected provide developing country Parties with the necessary certainty to plan for their low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways. However, providing such information well in advance comes with certain challenges, deriving from the quite diverse nature of national budgetary processes.… >>>

October 2018, Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain)

The 21st Board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) just concluded in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Some CFAS experts have been present at the meeting and would like to share some of the highlights of this very important meeting.

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1-4 July 2018, Songdo (Republic of Korea)

From 1-4 July 2018, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 20th meeting in Songdo, Republic of Korea. With a heavy agenda, the Board looked to address important issues, such as a process to organize the Fund's first formal replenishment; the closure of… >>>

February/March 2018, Songdo (Republic of Korea)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each day of the meeting and give an overview of substantive points of action or progress.
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Blog post

On December 12th, 2017, world leaders met in Paris for the "One Planet Summit" at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. With around 50 heads of state and government in attendance, the summit marked the 2-year anniversary of the adoption of the historic… >>>

In the past three years, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has made significant progress in terms of supporting low-carbon and climate resilient development in developing countries. Following the adoption of its business model framework and the launch of an initial resource mobilization process which yielded around USD 10 billion from 43 national… >>>

The need to invest in adaptation rests upon the assumption that ‘anticipated risks or experienced impacts of climate change require action to ensure the safety of populations and the security of assets, including ecosystems and their services’. The outcomes of UN climate negotiations, including the Paris Agreement, are continuously urging for… >>>

Policy Brief | November 2017

The Paris Agreement (PA) marks a turning point in terms of defining targets and corresponding measures by introducing the concept of self-defined Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); at the same time, it also calls for higher standards of accountability by launching the development of an enhanced transparency framework of action and… >>>

Webinar | 25th of October 2017 | 2pm CET

The Paris Agreement provides specific mandates to improve the reporting of climate finance information in its Article 9 and 13. While so far a strong emphasis has been put on MRV of support… >>>

October, Bonn (Germany)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try
to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each day of the meeting and give an overview of substantive points of action or progress. Please… >>>

September/October 2017, Cairo (Egypt)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try
to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each day of the meeting and give an overview of substantive points of action or progress. Please… >>>

September 2017, Bonn (Germany)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each day of the meeting and give an overview of substantive points of action or progress. Please note… >>>

Blog | August 2017

In late 2012, Germanwatch and partners, with support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), launched the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) to enable representatives of the most vulnerable developing countries to effectively participate in complex global climate finance negotiations in order to ensure that the needs of… >>>

July 2017, Songdo (Republic of Korea)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each day of the meeting and give an overview of substantive points of action or progress. Please… >>>

6 April 2017, Songdo (Republic of Korea)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each day of the meeting and give an overview of substantive points of action or progress. Please… >>>

5 April 2017, Songdo (Republic of Korea)

This is the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) Daily Briefing. Produced at key meetings and negotiations by the CFAS expert team, the Daily Briefings try to provide a concise, informative update on key discussions that have taken place at each day of the meeting and give an overview of substantive points of action or progress. Please… >>>