Ep.3 "The Green Climate Fund: what it is and why it matters in Southern Africa."
In this third episode of the “Finance for resilience” podcast, we take a look at the Green Climate Fund. We explore why and how it started as well as the real impacts it's having on the ground.
Podcast host, Kamleshaan Pillay, hosts 3 guests Karl Mutani Aribeb, the Chief Operations Officer at the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia, Muhammed Sayed, a Climate Change Specialist for the Climate and Environmental Finance Unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Charlotte Ellis, a project manager on the Southern African Climate Finance Partnership programme. Together they unpack the processes, challenges and successes of working with the Green Climate Fund.
Just a note on some of the acronyms you may hear in this podcast:
GCF - Green Climate Fund.
DBSA - Development Bank of Southern Africa and the CFF - Climate Finance Facility - a project of the DBSA.
EIF - Environmental Investment Fund based in Namibia
Direct Access Entities is another term you’ll hear. These are organisations which can submit funding proposals for GCF-backed projects and programmes.
The links you need to know about:
GCF importance to the Paris Agreement/statistics / - 28.0 -36.0
News clip - Most official - Paris agreement commentary 0.10 -0.34 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tf5Hxa_dKs
Status of Pledges and Contributions made to the Green Climate Fund. https://www.greenclimate.fund/sites/default/files/document/status-pledges-irm_1.pdf
Development Bank of Southern Africa. https://www.greenclimate.fund/ae/dbsa
Environment Investment Fund https://www.greenclimate.fund/ae/eif