The Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS)
The Climate Finance Advisory Service offers negotiators, policy makers and advisors in the poorest and most climate vulnerable countries bespoke information and guidance to help them effectively participate in complex global climate finance negotiations.

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From 17 to 20 October 2022, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 34th meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting’s agenda focussed on the update of the GCF’s strategic plan, and included policy consultations on the accreditation strategy, the policy to minimise the effect of currency fluctuations on the commitment… >>>

Think Piece

The publication contributes to the increasingly important debate of integrating finance flows for just transition approaches into the global climate finance architecture. In this context, the publication emphasizes the needs for just transition finance of commodity-dependent developing countries. Previously debates on just… >>>

Online Event I 26th of October 2022 I 1:00 - 2:15 pm GMT

The Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) will launch a publication on the topic of just transition finance on 26th of October 2022 from 1:00 - 2:15 pm GMT. The publication contributes to the increasingly important debate of integrating finance flows for just transition approaches into the global climate finance architecture. In this context… >>>

Policy Brief

As part of the Paris Agreement, it was agreed that prior to 2025 a new collective quantified goal (NCQG) should be set from a floor of US$100 billion per year, taking into account the needs and priorities of developing countries. The lessons learned from the process of setting the original climate finance goal of US$100 billion… >>>

From 29 September – 1 October 2022, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) convened for its 29th meeting in Cairns, Australia. >>>

Online seminar I 12th of October 2022 I 1:30-3:00 pm (GMT/UTC)

This online seminar took place on 12th of October 2022. The recording of the event and the slides of the presentation can be accessed below.

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From 17 to 20 July 2022, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 33rd meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting’s agenda focussed on policy consultations, such as the update of the guidance on the approach and scope for providing support to adaptation activities; and steps to enhance the… >>>

From 16 to 19 May 2022, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 32nd meeting in the city of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. For the first time since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was conducted in an in-person setting, focussing on policy consultations, such as the update of the Simplified Approval… >>>

From 16 to 19 May 2022, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 32nd meeting in the city of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. For the first time since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was conducted in an in-person setting, focussing on policy consultations, such as the update of the… >>>

From 28 to 31 March 2022, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 31st meeting. Due to the ongoing challenges imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted once again in a virtual setting, focussing primarily on procedural and administrative matters. Furthermore, the Board considered the approval of two… >>>

From 22-23 March 2022, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) convened for its 27th meeting. The meeting took place in Cape Town, South Africa, and was conducted in a hybrid format, which means that some SCF members and observers were present, while others participated virtually. Facilitated by the newly appointed Co-Chairs Mr. Zaheer Fakir (… >>>

Policy Brief

"Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development,” also known as Article 2.1c, is of particular importance to the success of the Paris Agreement. It represents one of the three long-term goals of the agreement, while also being a means to achieve the other two long-term goals… >>>

Policy Brief
Since the adoption of the Copenhagen Accord in 2009, international negotiations on climate finance under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have focused primarily on quantitative elements, in particular the amount of financial resources provided over a certain amount of time or the resources allocated to certain… >>>
Webinar | 27th of October 2021 | 1-3 pm CET
The online seminar takes a closer look at the issue of accessibility of climate finance, by exploring “access” at the national, sub-national, regional, and local level, taking into account recipients and stakeholders that are involved in funding application processes. The seminar further examines the proposition that resources are not reaching… >>>
Webinar | 26th of October 2021 | 1-3 pm CET
In the run up to COP26, the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) published a policy brief on the opportunities and challenges that may arise when implementing Article 2.1c, and how to move the discussion forward during this year’s negotiations. >>>

From 12 - 14 October 2021, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) convened for its 26th meeting. The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format, which means that some SCF members and observers were present in Bonn, while others participated virtually. Chaired by Mr. Ismo Ulvila (European Union) and Mr. >>>

From 4 to 7 October 2021, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 30th meeting. Due to the ongoing challenges imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted once again in a virtual setting, focussing on procedural and administrative matters, as well as a couple of policy items, such as the Update of the… >>>

From 6-8 September 2021, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) convened for its 25th meeting. The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format, which means that some SCF members and observers were present in Bonn, while others participated virtually. Since the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, this has been the first time that a part of… >>>

From 28 June to 1 July 2021, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 29th meeting. Due to the ongoing challenges imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted once again in a virtual setting, focussing on procedural and administrative matters, as well as a couple of policy items, such as the Integrated… >>>

From 19-20 May 2021, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) convened for its 24th meeting, conducted in a virtual setting amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Mr. Ismo Ulvila (European Union) and Mr. Ayman Shasly (Saudi Arabia), the meeting discussed several agenda items to define next steps in… >>>

From 16 to 19 March 2021, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) convened for its 28th meeting. Due to the ongoing challenges imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted once again in a virtual setting, focussing on procedural and administrative matters, as well as a couple of policy items, such as the Integrated Results… >>>
From 16-17 December 2020, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) convened for its 23rd meeting, conducted in a virtual setting amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Mr. Ismo Ulvila (European Union) and Mr. Ayman Shasly (Saudi Arabia), the meeting discussed several agenda items to define next steps in the Committee’s work going forward.… >>>
Policy Brief
The formal negotiations on the post-2025 goal are yet to take off. But taking previous negotiations on climate finance matters into consideration, efforts of navigating all interests towards a satisfying decision should not be underestimated - not to mention the delay already imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, this policy brief… >>>
Policy Brief
Many described the outcomes of 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen as insufficient or even disastrous. However, amid them, the agreement to provide USD 100 billion annually in climate finance by 2020 was heralded as an achievement. It is one of the few memorable positives for the 2009 conference, which failed to secure legally… >>>
Online Seminar | Thursday, 10th December 2020, 1pm GMT
The formal negotiations on the post-2025 goal are yet to take off. But taking previous negotiations on climate finance matters into consideration, efforts of navigating all interests towards a satisfying decision should not be underestimated - not to mention the delay already imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, the online seminar… >>>