Events at COP25 emphasize GCF effectiveness and inclusiveness

  • Article type News
  • Publication date 03 Dec 2019

The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides a perfect opportunity for the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) to encourage public discussion and share ideas emerging from its 2019 evaluations of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Taking place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and with logistical support from the Government of Spain, the Conference of the Parties (COP) aims to fully operationalize the Paris Climate Change Agreement. As the key financial mechanism in the UNFCCC’s efforts to combat climate change, the GCF will receive close scrutiny during the COP.

With its mandate to conduct periodic independent evaluations of the GCF and inform decision-making by the GCF Board, the IEU is well placed to explain what works and why at the GCF.

It will do this at COP25 with a range of events dealing with recent evaluations about GCF’s effectiveness and inclusiveness, and by comparing findings with other independent climate evaluation offices.

The IEU’s presentations during COP are:

Official Side Event: A Successful Start, An Ambitious Future. The Green Climate Fund Results over its Initial Resource Mobilization Period 2015-2019
Venue:             Room 1
Time:               Friday, 6 December 2019, 13:15 – 14:45
Adaptation Pavilion Event: Reconsidering adaptation: Opportunities to manage
risks and build resilience in a transforming world (session 1 and 2)

Venue:             Adaptation Pavilion
Time:               Monday, 9 December 2019, 14:30 - 16:00 and 16:30 - 18:00
MDB Pavilion Event: What works in climate finance? Lessons from CIF and GCF
Venue:             MDB Pavilion
Time:               Monday, 9 December 2019, 15:00 - 16:00
GCF Pavilion Event: What are we learning about transformational change
and what are evaluations telling us? GCF and CIF share their perspectives.

Venue:             GCF - GEF Pavilion
Time:               Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:00 - 10:30
GCF Pavilion Event: Environmental and Social Safeguards:
Climate Finance, Indigenous People and Civil Society 

Venue:             GCF - GEF Pavilion
Time:               Thursday, 12 December 2019, 18:15 - 19:45

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