Green Climate Fund approves new projects for Côte d’Ivoire, Armenia and Colombia to mitigate GHG emissions

The Board of the Green Climate Fund has given approval to several new projects in Côte d’Ivoire, Armenia and Colombia for promoting zero-deforestation cocoa production, rural green growth and community-based forestry initiatives respectively.

Along with the $11.8 million approval for Côte d’Ivoire, other two FAO-led projects in Armenia and Colombia, for a total amount of $58.5 million received official nod from the Green Climate Fund.

“These approvals show that FAO is a strong partner for Members looking to meet their climate goals with inclusive rural growth strategies,” said Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources.