Ep.3 "The Green Climate Fund: what it is and why it matters in Southern Africa."

"We're taking a look at the Green Climate Fund, the world's largest fund dedicated to the fight against climate change... its main purpose is to financially support development action in the global South”.

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