The 25th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place in Madrid December 2-13, is an opportunity for the world to take stock on climate action needs and next steps. The Global Environment Facility will host multiple events in Madrid related to mitigation, adaptation, and financing innovations, including several held in conjunction with the Green Climate Fund in a shared pavilion. The GEF will also participate in COP25 negotiations on finance, technology, transfer, capacity building, transparency, and matters related to least developed countries, and will announce the results of a new Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation.
Scaling up Climate Change Adaptation Action in Vulnerable Countries – The Least Developed Countries Perspective
The Adaptation side event highlighted the importance of urgent action for adaptation in the most vulnerable countries especially the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Leaders from LDCs shared how they are scaling up action through their proactive leadership and adoption of integrated approaches. Leading donor countries supporting adaptation in LDCs through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) presented their views on the importance of adaptation in LDCs and globally.
The event also reflected on the need for innovation, inclusion, and predictable long-term finance for adaptation.
Decarbonizing Transport: Promoting E-Mobility in Developing Countries
The new GEF Global e-Mobility Program, in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and UNEP, is supporting an initial set of 17 developing countries to develop conducive policy and regulatory environments, ensure effective technology transfer and facilitate private sector engagement and access to commercial finance for the introduction of e-vehicle fleets. Complementing the GEF Program, the European Commission’s (EC) new global e-mobility initiative is supporting an additional 13 country and city projects. Together, these two new initiatives represent the first global coordinated effort to promote and accelerate the uptake of e-mobility in developing countries and will provide a global platform to share lessons learned and connect demand and supply for e-mobility solutions and financing.
This event will outline the current state of play of the e-mobility market worldwide and will present concrete experiences from a few selected countries and cities in the context of the two new GEF and EC initiatives.
GCF + GEF Pavilion
- Mainstreaming Gender at the GCF to Achieve Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
- Adaptation Fund’s Progress in Implementation of the AF Gender Policy and Action Plan
- GEF's Approach to Gender Equality
- Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Climate Finance in Antigua and Barbuda
- Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Climate Finance: A Costa Rican Experience
18:15 - 19:45 - GCF consultation on draft country programme outlines
09:00 - 10:30 - Sustainable Aquaculture and Food Security
- Global Salmon Initiative: Change at speed and scale
- Feeding the Future
- Aquatic food production in the context of climate change
- Aquaculture fit for the future: Addressing the disease challenge
- Responsibility, sustainability and transparency: Our commitment to the planet
- Challenges of aquaculture production in a climate crisis era
10:30 - 12:30 - Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Investment Projects
13:15 - 14:45 - Financing Nature-based Solutions for Enhanced Climate Action
10:00 - 11:00 - Investing in Community
11:00 - 12:30 - Environmental Education Worldwide
15:15 - 16:45 - Feeding 3.5 Billion: Innovative Finance for Climate-Smart Rice
18:15 - 19:45 - GCF Green Champions Awards Ceremony
09:00 - 10:30 - Using Carbon Pricing Revenue to Drive Innovation
11:00 - 12:30 - GCF Green Champions Awards Presentations
13:15 - 14:45 - Driving Climate Innovation in Developing Countries
09:00 - 10:30 - Adaptation: A Business Imperative
11:00 - 12:30 - Investing in New Frontiers through Blended Finance
09:00 - 10:30 - Enhanced Transparency for Informed Decision-making to Empower Developing Countries