Has Australia's investment in the Green Climate Fund been successful?

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The Green Climate Fund is a critical part of the international community’s efforts to tackle climate change as the largest international climate fund helping developing counties respond to climate change. Established in 2010, it has US$10.3bn and approved 53 climate change projects in 73 countries worth US$2.64 billion in GCF resources. Priorities for this year include speeding up implementation and enhancing accessibility. Australia has committed $200m to the GCF which represents its single largest international climate change investment and played an important role in the development of the GCF.

Sam Johnston has been engaged by the Secretariat of the GCF and his talk will discuss the development of the GCF, highlight some of its key challenges, analyse the GCF safeguards, next steps and the prospects of them achieving their aims.

Presented by the Australian-German Climate and Energy College.

Sam Johnston is Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne. He is also a consultant to the Green Climate Fund, Member of the Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) Experts Roster for the Green Climate Fund and Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, University of Melbourne. He has worked with various UN agencies for over 25 years and is a qualified solicitor in Victoria.