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 email@example.com.
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!