Thursday, November 3, 2011

Climate Investment Funds: Civil Society Observer Consultations and Selection Process

RESOLVE is pleased to announce a call for applications for non-profit Civil Society Organization (CSO) Observers to the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs). The call for applications is of interest to large and small CSOs from around the world who are working on climate change issues.

Application materials - including links to the electronic application form, observer selection criteria, selection procedures and timeline, and background information on the CIFs and the CIF observer process, are available on the RESOLVE website ( .

The APPLICATION DEADLINE is Sunday, November 06 - 11:59 pm GMT.

The CIFs are a pair of funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) - aimed at helping developing countries pilot low-emissions and climate-resilient development. Each fund is governed by a Trust Fund Committee with equal representation from contributor and recipient countries. The CTF Trust Fund Committee oversees the Fund's operations, provides strategic direction, and approves and oversees programming and projects. The SCF Trust Fund Committee advises strategic direction for three targeted programs: (1) the Forest Investment Program (FIP), (2) the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), and (3) the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program (SREP). Each of these programs is governed by its own subcommittee.

Representatives from civil society, the private sector, indigenous peoples' groups, the Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Program, United Nations Development Program, and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, are invited to select representatives to participate as active observers in meetings of the SCF Trust Fund Committee and the three subcommittees.

The newly selected civil society observers will serve a two-year term, beginning in January 2012.

Contact with questions or for more information.

The deadline for applications for the CIF CSO Observer seats is this Sunday, Nov 6.

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