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GCF - Green Climate Fund

About the Green Climate Fund

There is a shrinking window of opportunity to address the climate crisis. The average global temperature is currently estimated to be 1.1°C above pre-industrial times. Based on existing trends, the world could cross the 1.5°C threshold within the next two decades and 2°C threshold early during the second half of the century. Limiting global warming to 1.5°C is still narrowly possible and will be determined by the investment decisions we make over the next decade. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) – a critical element of the historic Paris Agreement - is the world’s largest climate fund, mandated to support developing countries raise and realize their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) ambitions towards low-emissions, climate-resilient pathways.

Our Transformative approach

We achieve our goal by investing across four transitions – built environment; energy & industry; human security, livelihoods and wellbeing; and land-use, forests and ecosystems – and employing a four-pronged approach:  

  1. Transformational planning and programming.
  2. Catalysing climate innovation.
  3. De-risking investment to mobilize finance at scale.
  4. Mainstreaming climate risks and opportunities into investment decision-making to align finance with sustainable development: by promoting methodologies, standards and practices that foster new norms and values. Mainstreaming climate risks and opportunities into investment decision-making to align finance with sustainable development.

“At the Green Climate Fund, we are driven by the impact of climate change on our home planet. We strive to help countries shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development. In support of this mission, the Fund is hiring highly qualified individuals who are eager to be part of a start-up in international climate finance that offers stimulating challenges. We seek strategic thinkers who can communicate ideas effectively and thrive in a fast-paced environment”