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About GCF

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a global climate fund set up within the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assist developing countries respond to the manifold challenges of climate change. The fund was formally established at the 16th Conference of Parties in 2010 (COP16) under the Cancun Agreement, as part of the Convention's financial mechanism. The fund seeks to deliver equal amounts to mitigation and adaptation activities while being guided by the Convention's principles and provisions.

Initial resource mobilization was launched in 2014, and fund rapidly gathered pledges worth USD 10.3 billion. Contributions from developed countries that are parties to the Convention, are the primary source of funding for the GCF. The funds arealso drawn from some developing countries, regions and cities as well as private business and philanthropic organizations.

The activities of GCF are aligned with the priorities of developing countries through the principle of country ownership. The Fund has established a direct access modality so that national and sub-national organisations can receive funding directly, rather than only via international intermediaries.

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