Promoting Public Participation

Civil society meeting at the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund

Representatives of civil society meet in a hallway during one of the meetings of the Green Climate Fund Board. | Credit: Catherine Demesa.

The physical participation of civil society in Board meetings is vital. They ensure the Fund takes into account the voices of the communities directly affected by or benefitting from the financing.
This report offers an overview of the development, evolution and current state of the Green Climate Fund. It includes a summary of the decisions made thus far by the Board of Directors. It also highlights the progress made by the Fund, and the challenges it must overcome in order to achieve its...Read more
Fact Sheets
The impacts of climate change are already being felt by many millions of people and communities around the world – but the burden weighs most heavily on the poor and marginalised in developing countries. That’s why 195 countries came together to create the Green Climate Fund (GCF) under the United...Read more
Representatives on stage at a meeting of Green Climate Fund in Songdo, South Korea

Inauguration of the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund in Songdo, South Korea. | Credit: World Bank. 

Latin America will be hard hit by climate change because the region lacks the financial and technical resources to properly prevent and prepare for its effects. 

Aware of the severe impacts a changing climate will bring, many governments desire rapid action to stem...

the front table at the UNFCC climate negotiations in Lima, Peru

The 20th Conference of Parties (COP) in Lima, December 2014. | Credit: UNFCCC.

As changes in climate become more extreme, their affects are being hardest felt throughout developing countries. Since 1994, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has laid out actions to limit the increase of global average temperatures and confront the impacts...

The new climate agreement should help nations meet existing commitments!

Hurricane Rick's landfall over Baja California, Mexico. Credit: Ana Rodríguez Carrington.

The governments of the world are working on the negotiating text of a new global agreement to combat climate change. It will be signed in December, during the Paris Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and will take effect in 2020. AIDA is advocating for the new...
During its 10th session, in a process characterized by little transparency, the Board of the Green Climate Fund accredited 13 entities to manage financing that the Fund authorizes for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects.Read more
Respectfully we turn to Your Holiness, on the occasion of your upcoming visit to Bolivia, as organizations that protect the environment and human rights in the Americas. We wish to share with Your Holiness our growing concern about the severe limitations imposed upon civil society organizations (...Read more

In the Gulf of Mexico, 27 coral reefs form a submarine mountain range that runs between six islands in an area stretching for miles. Hundreds of colorful fish species, sea urchins, starfish, and sea grasses share the reef with an abundance of other life forms. This...

During the People's Summit in Lima, a parallel event to the UN Climate Conference of December 2014, we launched a campaign alongside 200 civil society...