UNCCD becomes international observer to the Green Climate Fund
UNCCD joins the group of international observer organizations to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – based on a recent GCF board decision. As a major source of climate finance, GCF offers many opportunities for UNCCD member countries to finance preparation and implementation of large scale transformative land-based climate action projects. The observer status enables UNCCD representatives to attend GCF board meetings and to contribute better to the orientation of climate finance to achieve land degradation neutrality. In the framework of COP 13, UNCCD and GCF are partnering to organize a training session on “How to access Green Climate Fund financing for land-based projects?” It will convey to UNCCD national focal points and land use practitioners the key messages and methodologies that can increase the volume of financing to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation while combating desertification and land degradation.