News & Events around the Global Shield

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COP28 decision welcomes Global Shield


The UN Climate Conference 2023 in Dubai (COP28) started with an encouraging signal: In the opening plenary, COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber announced an agreement on the set-up of a fund to respond to climate-related...


Strengthening Pakistan’s climate resilience through the Global Shield


On the 16th and 17th of November 2023, Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environmental Coordination (MoCC&EC) initiated the Global Shield In-Country Process by hosting a two-day multi-stakeholder consultation in Islamabad. The event was supported...

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Launch of the Global Shield Programme for Resilient Risk Pools


The Global Shield Programme for Resilient Risk Pools, a support mechanism of the Global Shield Solutions Platform was launched at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, on 3 December 2023. In an effort...

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Global Shield gains more momentum at COP28


2 December 2023, DUBAI – The Global Shield against Climate Risks held a high-level event at COP28 today titled “Broadening Financial Strategies: Practical Approaches to Address Loss and Damage – The Global Shield against Climate Risks”....


Advancing Ghana’s Resilience: Highlights of the 2nd In-Country Stakeholder Workshop


The workshop held on the 8th and 9th of November in Cape Coast, Ghana, paved the way for Ghana to receive tailored support by the Global Shield to scale up financial protection against climate risks....

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Global Shield holds first virtual board meeting ahead of COP28


15 November 2023 – Ahead of COP28, the board of the V20 Finance Ministers and G7 initiative Global Shield against Climate Risks met virtually on November 15 to further scale up pre-arranged finance solutions to mitigate...

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Linkages between Social Protection and Disaster Risk Finance


There is a growing recognition that social protection systems need to evolve into adaptive frameworks, capable of offering supplementary support both before and after extreme weather events, such as droughts and hurricanes. In response to...


Global Shield Co-Chairs host meeting on Ghana’s best practices and way forward with interested countries


At the margins of the World Bank Annual Meetings in Marrakech, high-level representatives of the Global Shield Co-Chairs held a breakfast meeting to discuss lessons learnt from the In-Country Process in Ghana and listen to...

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The Coordination Hub provides technical advice and implementation coordination to help deliver on the ambition of the Global Shield.

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The Global Shield against Climate Risk aims to support countries that are most vulnerable to climate risks.

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