The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference will convene from November 30 to December 12, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Together with the Adaptation Fund, Climate Investment Funds, and Green Climate Fund, the Global Environment Facility will co-host a pavilion at COP28. See the Climate Funds Pavilion tab for more information.
The GEF is hosting and participating in several side events throughout the COP that feature discussions on climate finance, the dynamics of addressing biodiversity and climate change challenges, and fostering South-South learning. See the Side Events tab for more information.
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GEF Climate Change Adaptation Funds
The GEF is a family of funds that supports climate change adaptation in developing countries mainly through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).
The Global Environment Facility will co-host a pavilion at COP28 with the Adaptation Fund, Climate Investment Funds, and Green Climate Fund, focusing on the importance of #Finance4Climate and emphasizing collaboration and coordination between the multilateral funds, including the GEF’s Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund. This will be a networking space, a place to hear from climate fund experts, and a venue for informational sessions and announcements.
We invite all participants to visit the Climate Funds pavilion in Thematic Arena 3 (Blue Zone), and to attend five thematic "Ask the expert" sessions where each fund will describe their activities in the theme, and then open the floor for a question-and-answer session.
- Dec. 3, 13:30-15:00 - Unlocking Blue Pacific Prosperity
- Dec. 4, 13:15-14:45 - Gender
- Dec. 5, 13:15-14:45 - Accessing Funds and Complementarity
- Dec. 6, 13:15-14:45 - Mitigation
- Dec. 8, 15:15-16:45 - Adaptation
- Dec. 9, 15:15-16:45 - Nature
The GEF is hosting and participating in several side events throughout the COP that feature discussions on climate finance, the dynamics of addressing biodiversity and climate change challenges, and fostering South-South learning. A full schedule of all COP28 side events can be found here. All times are in Gulf Standard Time (EST+9).
December 3, 2023 (Sunday)
18:30-20:00 GST | SE Room 5
Climate finance: the role of the climate funds in supporting developing countries
The principals of the four multilateral Climate Funds – the Adaptation Fund, the Climate Investment Funds, the GEF, and the Green Climate Fund – will convene to discuss their role in delivering climate finance to developing countries.
December 5, 2023 (Tuesday)
18:30-20:00 GST | SE Room 2
Streamlining access to climate finance and enhancing impact
The event will showcase the efforts being made by the GEF and its partners to streamline and enhance access to finance. Country representatives will share their experiences and lessons learned and explore ways to expand and replicate positive outcomes in the future.
December 8, 2023 (Friday)
11:30-13:00 GST | SE Room 6
Addressing biodiversity and climate change synergistically: Scaling up implementation for success
This event is jointly organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Green Climate Fund, the GEF, Secretariat of UNFCCC, and UNEP. It will explore opportunities to address biodiversity and climate change challenges through integration with multiple benefits.
16:45 to 17:45 GST | Room tbd
Fostering South-South Learning: The collaboration between Cuba, Chile, and Panama under the CBIT-Global Support Programme
This event co-organized by the GEF will showcase South-South learning by representatives from Cuba, Chile, Panama.