On December 6th, 2014 the Governors' Climate and Forests Fund launched its second Request for Proposals at a special reception on the sidelines of the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima. GCF Fund Executive Director Rosa Maria Vidal made the announcement alongside notable guests including governors, GCF Fund board members, the Brazilian Ambassador to Peru, and a number of other valued stakeholders. Proposals are being requested which will strengthen the ability for GCF members to monitor, report, and verify changes in forest carbon stocks, enhance alignment with national level efforts to reduce tropical deforestation, and address key gap areas in the design of jurisdictional programs to promote sustainable low emission rural development. The call is a part of the GCF Fund's wider and ongoing efforts to support multi-stakeholder programs which enhance GCF member capacities to reduce deforestation while improving rural livelihoods.
Under the request, Civil Society Organizations are invited to partner with GCF tropical forest member states to develop proposals which strengthen monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) capacity, enhance sub-national/national alignment, and address key gap areas in the design of jurisdictional programs. Under this round of funding, the GCF Fund will support projects in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Indonesia and Nigeria.
Supported by a generous grant from the United States Agency for International Development in conjunction with the United States Department of State, the GCF Fund is now inviting stakeholders and GCF members to collaborate and develop of proposals for submission to the Fund. Proposals are due January 24th, 2015 for projects which will be implemented before March 31st, 2016.
For more information on the Request for Proposals and to review application materials, you are encouraged to go to the GCF Fund's website http://www.gcffund.org/requests-for-proposal/