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

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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.