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Advocating before the Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund was created to channel money from the developed to the developing world to help create projects and programs for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The Fund will support a wide range of projects, from low-carbon transportation to the relocation of communities affected by the rising tide. The Fund is vital to the future health of Latin American countries, as it will provide them with the economic help needed to respond to climate change.

A 24-member Board, with equal representation from developed and developing countries, governs the Fund. Latin American countries represented include Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico; Cuba and Belize share a seat. The Board meets three times a year, each time further developing the structure and principles of its operations.

What AIDA is doing: 

  • Leading civil society efforts to promote greater transparency and public participation in the Fund’s decisions.
  • Pressing the Board to adopt strong social and environmental safeguards to help guide decisions about which proposals to support.
  • Distributing Spanish-language summaries of Board decisions and produce webinars to keep stakeholders up-to-date about the latest Fund developments. 
  • Improving the ability of Latin American governments and non-governmental organizations to benefit from the Fund.



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