October 2018, Manama (Kingdom of Bahrain)

CFAS Summary Briefing: 21st GCF Board Meeting

GCF Summary Briefing: 21st GCF Board Meeting

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 Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), we have been able to produce briefing documents for COP24 - one providing an overview on all finance-related issues that were on the agenda, and one providing more detailed analysis on predictability of climate finance under the Paris Agreement (Article 9.5) - and cover the Green Climate Fund’s 21st Board meeting in October. After the short summary of the GCF meeting, which we shared with you at the conclusion of that meeting, we have now also finalized the detailed summary, which you can find below.

We look forward to continuing to work with you and support developing country representatives in international climate finance processes in 2019. We are in the process of finalizing a new agreement with a donor that will allow CFAS to resume the services that you have come to expect, including regular and timely reporting from key climate finance meetings and support for the representatives of the most vulnerable developing countries. If you have any suggestion how we can improve our service or would like to request support as we plan this new phase, please do not hesitate to contact us via cfas@germanwatch.org.

We wish you all the best for 2019 and many successes in our joint fight for combating the global climate crisis and ensuring adequate climate finance!

David Eckstein
Policy Advisor for Climate Finance and Investments at Germanwatch
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