IACD 2022 at GCF

  • Article type News
  • Publication date 23 Nov 2022

There are parallels between climate change and corruption. Both are complex, global issues with far-reaching consequences. And both have the power to impact millions of people negatively. A multifaceted problem requires a multilevel solution. Governments, business and industry sectors, international institutions, and civil society organisations must work together to maintain integrity in climate action.

The Independent Integrity Unit enjoins GCF stakeholders to join the international community in commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day on the 9th of December 2022 with the overarching theme, "Our Collective Movement: Corruption Free Climate Action."

In anticipation of the occasion, the IIU has lined up a series of engagements and activities with partners from civil society, development institutions and various stakeholders to pace up the conversations on transparency, accountability and preventing corruption in climate action.

We invite you to take part by attending the events in this schedule:

07 December, 8:30 a.m. Washington / 10:30 p.m. Korea
IACC SESSION: Green but clean – more integrity for stronger climate resilience

Both the impacts of climate change, as well as lack of integrity, are disproportionately borne by vulnerable communities. The goal of the workshop is to promote climate governance models that are transparent, resilient, and representative, which in turn can support governments in meeting their Paris climate goals. A further objective is to present actionable tools and approaches that point out the connections between policymaking and climate change mitigation and adaptation through collaboration with partners in other sectors.

Session Agenda

Registration: IACC Website, registration fee required for in-person participants
Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Host: IACC Council/Transparency International, Water Integrity Network
Event Type: In person with livestream

08 December, 10:30 a.m. Barbados / 11:30 p.m. Korea
Corruption and Maladaptation of Climate Financing: Lessons for the Caribbean

How scarce funds available for climate financing can be disrupted by corruption and weak governance. How climate financing helps the countries in the Caribbean, which are also the most vulnerable to corruption, fraud, and other effects of weak governance, Integrity risks in the delivery of climate financing and from the maladaptation of climate financing.


Host: Caribbean Development Bank
Event Type: Virtual Conference

09 December, 12:00 p.m. Korea
Our Collective Movement: Corruption-Free Climate Action

This International Anti-Corruption Day 2022, the challenge is to increase transparency, maintain accountability and prevent corruption in climate action. As investments rush in and portfolios diversify rapidly, all actors must pitch in to safeguard these resources and project processes from corruption, ensuring that communities receive the relief and benefits of climate action.

This panel will discuss the challenges and emerging trends in preventing corruption, what measures are being taken, and the outlook for accountability in executing climate projects.

Host: GCF Independent Integrity Unit
Event Type: Virtual Webinar




23 November, 05:30 p.m. (Korea Time) / 9:30 a.m. (Berlin Time)
Integrity Talk 5: Addressing Integrity and Anti-Corruption through Emerging Technologies

This Integrity Talk will explore emerging technologies' role in promoting integrity and identifying corruption risks in the water and sanitation sectors and climate change finance. Participants will gain a better understanding of how data-driven approaches are strengthening transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption. The discussion will also explore challenges, limitations, and ethical considerations linked to applying new digital technologies in the water sector and beyond. 

Host: Water Integrity Network (WIN)
Event Type: Virtual Webinar

25 November, 5:00 p.m. (Korea Time)
Back to Basics: The Integrity Framework of the Green Climate Fund

Participants will be introduced to the integrity policies of GCF that set the standards to maintain the highest level of integrity across its operations and activities. The Integrity Framework also establishes the minimum principles in Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Finance of Terrorism (AML/CFT), defines the specific conduct and practices prohibited by the GCF, and informs on the response of the Fund in case of allegations.

Host: GCF Independent Integrity Unit
Event Type: Virtual Webinar

02 December, 2:00 p.m. (Korea Time)
Workplace Harassment: what it is, what to do and where to go

The GCF promotes a safe and harmonious workplace that is free from harassment. All members of the Fund should be able to detect, prevent, and report harassment. However, harassment is sometimes challenging and can take many forms. Also, GCF personnel are often unaware of the method(s) for reporting potential harassment and the mechanisms available for resolving conflict. This webinar intends to address the above issues through an engaging online session, covering the principal concepts, definitions, and processes of harassment within the GCF's framework. 

Host: GCF Independent Integrity Unit
Event Type: Virtual Webinar