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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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Online Seminar | Thursday, 26th November 2020, 1pm GMT
With recent extreme weather events and economies in lockdown due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the collective goal of mobilizing USD 100 billion annually has become ever more important to support urgently needed climate action in developing countries. In spite of ongoing controversies about the adequacy of financial support from developed… >>>

From 9 to 13 November 2020, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 27th meeting. Due to the ongoing hallenges imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted once again in a virtual setting, focussing primarily on rocedural and administrative matters, as well as the… >>>

From 28-30 September 2020, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) convened for its 22nd meeting, conducted in a virtual setting amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Mr. Ismo Ulvila (European Union) and Mr. Ayman Shasly (Saudi Arabia), the meeting discussed several agenda items to define next steps in the Committee’s work going… >>>

From 18 to 21 August 2020, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 26th meeting. Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was conducted in a virtual setting, focussing on procedural and administrative matters, as well as the approval of fifteen funding proposals (requesting USD 878.6 million of GCF funding) and the… >>>

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 action or progress. Please note that this is an independent summary by CFAS… >>>

The current climate change challenge exceeds by far the capacity of many developing countries to respond to its impacts and address the sustainable development needs of their communities. It is unlikely that developing countries can address the impacts of climate change with their domestic resources only. Scaling-up both… >>>

Webinar | 26th of November 2019 | 1pm CET

In the global efforts to combat climate change and holding the increase in the global average temperature to a level that would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of global warming, developing countries are expected to play a key role towards implementing the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on… >>>

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 action or progress. Please note that this is an independent summary by CFAS… >>>
This Policy Brief aims at outlining the current discussion about the review of the CTF, with a focus on financial, technological and capacity building support provided, received and needed. It will summarize existing views from UNFCCC Parties and beyond on the matter and provide recommendations for negotiators for issues under debate and… >>>
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 substantive points of action or progress. Please note that this is an independent summary by CFAS… >>>
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. >>>

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. >>>

This policy brief summarizes the status quo of negotiations on Article 9.5 of the Paris Agreement, including closer looks at the actors to be involved, at the provisional list of information to be covered and at the modalities under debate. It concludes with an overview of negotiation streams at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the… >>>
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 remaining… >>>

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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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… >>>