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March 9, 2023

JICA President Tanaka held talks with Head of the Green Climate Fund Glemarec

photoPresident Tanaka (right) and Mr. Glemarec

JICA President Tanaka Akihiko met with Mr Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF, Note 1) on February 8. Mr. Glemarec has announced that he will step down from his position this March.

At the opening of the meeting, President Tanaka expressed his appreciation for Mr. Glemarec’s leadership and assistance in promotion of JICA’s partnership with the fund (Note 2).

In response, Mr. Glemarec shared his appreciation for JICA’s own cooperation and stated the importance of further collaboration in supporting climate actions by developing countries.
Both shared their views on the need to utilize Japan’s expertise to promote investments in disaster risk reduction (Note 3).

Note 1: The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in 2010 as the operating institution for the funding mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). GCF supports developing countries in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and the response to climate change (adaptation).

Note 2: JICA is an Accredited Entity that can utilize GCF funding to implement climate change countermeasure projects. To date, two of these collaborative projects with GCF have been approved for Timor-Leste and the Maldives.

Note 3: By making investments in disaster risk reduction, local authorities/institutions can safeguard the lives and livelihoods of community residents as well as lower the total cost of not only disaster response but also recovery and reconstruction.


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