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:
“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”