November 2019 – February 2020
The Green Climate Fund (GCF or Fund) was established in December 2010 with the purpose of making a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. In the context of sustainable development, the GCF will promote a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The GCF was designated as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is governed and supervised by a Board that has responsibility for funding decisions pursuant to the Governing Instrument for the GCF. It is supported by a Secretariat, accountable to the Board, having management capabilities to execute the day-to-day operations of the GCF, providing administrative, legal and financial expertise. The GCF Headquarters is located in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
The assignment aimed to foster GCF internal reflection and refine the strategy on evidence-based investment in low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development in developing countries. One element of the assignment was to design and facilitate a three day workshop for GCF staff, which was held from 27 to 29 November 2019 in Songdo.