The third meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board is scheduled for the 12th to the 15th of March 2013 (in Berlin) and represents a critical juncture for the work of the GCF Board. The discussions on the core modalities to operationalize its objectives, also subsumed under the term "Business Model Framework", will be at the centre of the meeting. GCF Board members will have to identify areas of convergence and divergence and agree on next steps. Other issues on the agenda include the additional rules of procedure which inter alia should improve the provisions for observer participation, arrangements between the GCF and the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, on modalities for Readiness and Preparatory Support and Resource mobilisation for the GCF.
This briefing paper provides background information and views of Germanwatch on some matters of the meeting agenda, on the basis of the documents prepared in advance of the Board meeting, which, however, were not available to the broader public in advance of the meeting.