Written by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
10 April 2019

Date of effectiveness: 2010

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. The Fund’s investments can be in the form of grants, loans, equity or guarantees.