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FSSI Joins Other CSOs For The Green Climate Fund

Several civil society organizations (CSOs) gathered at FSSI on September 24, 2018 to discuss how the Green Climate Fund can be accessed to assist climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in the country.

The Green Climate Fund is an international fund set up after the Conference of Parties to the Climate Convention in 1992 where developed countries agreed to assist developing countries in dealing with the effects of climate change through climate financing.

Among the developing countries which can access the fund is the Philippines. Around 20 organizations who attended the meeting agreed to work together to engage the Climate Change Commission, the country’s National Designated Authority (NDA), as it formulates the country program from which approval of projects will be based. There was also a motion to push for the accreditation of Direct Access Entities (DAE) from among the CSOs.

If realized, the DAE will work closely with the NDA to develop project concept notes, funding proposals, and other requests to the GCF secretariat.