MoCC hosts GCF delegation to discuss potential cooperation areas, climate finance access

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The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has welcomed a delegation from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to discuss potential areas of cooperation between the two entities, and enhance Pakistan’s capacity to address climate change and access climate finance.

“The GCF team will be in Islamabad till the 11th of March and will conduct various meetings and workshops with the stakeholders. The GCF team’s visit to Pakistan is in response to the MoCC’s request on behalf of the Government of Pakistan,” a news release issued here said.

Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman received the delegation and highlighted the significance of the GCF team’s visit to Pakistan. She acknowledged the GCF’s valuable assistance to Pakistan, and stated, “This visit is a significant step towards building capacity and mobilizing resources to mitigate the impacts of climate change in our country.

“It will help us address the challenges related to accessing climate finance and developing project proposals that align with the Fund’s rules and procedures.”

Senator Rehman emphasized the ministry’s commitment to working with international partners, like the GCF, to combat climate change and promote sustainable development in Pakistan.—APP

The GCF mission is headed by Carolina Fuentes, Director of Country Programming Division, and she is joined by Anupa Lamichhane, Amgad Elmahdi, and Hyejin Lee.

During their visit, the delegation met with the officials at MoCC. Relevant departments were also invited to participate in the discussions.—APP