If the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has its way, its actions will — like those of the United Nations — soon be considered to be above the laws of the nations of the world. While critics question the wisdom of investing any governmental body with such a lack of accountability, these criticisms take on a new urgency when one considers the fact that the GCF is not even a part of the UN.
Although the administrators of the GCF anticipate soon having tens of billions of dollars at their disposal, the creation and development of this offshoot of the UN’s ongoing series of conferences dedicated to the topic of "global climate change" have largely gone unnoticed.
The GCF was created at the 2010 meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which met in Cancún, Mexico. The Cancún gathering, known as the COP-16 meeting (the 16th Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention) came in the aftermath of the debacle of the COP-15 meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, where delegates from around the world shivered in a city hit by record cold temperatures while they discussed global warming. Although it seemed that little was accomplished at the COP-16 meeting to advance the agenda of the radical environmentalists, one goal which was reached was the establishment of the GCF.
As its name implies, the GCF has control over funds which are intended to advance the agenda of the UNFCCC. According to the UNFCCC website, “The Green Climate Fund will support projects, programmes, policies and other activities in developing country Parties using thematic funding windows.”
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