GCF #1 Introduction to the Green Climate Fund

Language: English
Level: Beginner
Duration: 1.5 hours

This course was developed with financial support from the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) based on a decision by the German Bundestag, as part of the project “GCF CSO Readiness – focus Africa – Phase II” under the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Climate change is the defining crisis of our time, and it is happening even more quickly than expected.  Based on existing trends, the world could cross the 1.5°C threshold within the next two decades and 2°C threshold early during the second half of the century. Limiting global warming to 1.5°C is still narrowly possible and will be determined by the investment decisions made over the next decade. 

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest climate fund and a critical element of the historic Paris Agreement. It is mandated to support developing countries raise and realize the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) towards low-emissions, climate-resilient pathways. Given the urgency and seriousness of the climate crisis, GCF is mandated to make an ambitious contribution to the united global response to climate change.

In this introductory course on the Green Climate Fund , you will gain a better understanding of:

  • What the Green Climate Fund is, what it has been set up for, and why it is unique. 
  • International and National level GCF structures.
  • The Green Climate Fund's approach to civil society engagement, gender and social inclusion.
  • The key features of Monitoring & Evaluation in the GCF and how civil society can engage in GCF Monitoring & Evaluation processes.



Green Climate Fund - Projects & Principles

Green Climate Fund - a Transformative Approach

The GCF Structures at International and National Level

What does the GCF say on Civil Society Engagement?

Gender in Climate Change Action and the Paris Agreement

Gender Integration in the GCF and Scope of the GCF Gender Policy

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

GCF Project Monitoring, Evaluation Integrity, Accountability and Redress Mechanism

GCF Evaluation Principles

CSO Engagement in GCF Project M&E

Test your Knowledge on M&E in the GCF

Thank you and Donation

Expected level to complete the course: Beginner

Expected time to complete the course: 1.5 hours

This course consists of 11 lessons with 4 quizzes to test your knowledge. 

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