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Commonwealth Secretariat

 

The Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth’s role in the CommonSensing project is to provide technical assistance to countries in accessing to climate finance. Additionally, the Commonwealth is supporting with communications and ensuring that climate finance project learnings survive beyond the project.

The Commonwealth is the thematic lead on climate finance and input is based on its track record in supporting small and other vulnerable states to mobilise climate finance.

The project links to the Commonwealth’s Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH). The Hub helps small and vulnerable states secure funding to tackle climate change by strengthening institutional capacity. Through the Hub, the project will provide information and evidence to support and enhance funding proposals in key and climatically vulnerable sectors.

The Commonwealth is responsible for improving the capacity of each country to mobilise finance to implement and accelerate climate action. Through communications and stakeholder engagement, the Commonwealth will raise awareness about the project across the Commonwealth and share lessons and experiences with other Commonwealth Small States.

About the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and sovereign countries. It spans the globe, including both advanced economies and developing countries, in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, Europe and the Pacific. Its combined population is 2.4 billion, of which more than 60 per cent is aged under 30.

The Commonwealth Secretariat supports member countries to build democratic and inclusive institutions, strengthen governance and promote justice and human rights. Our work helps to grow economies and boost trade, deliver national resilience, empower young people, and address threats such as climate change, debt and inequality.

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