Voting Is Open for Non-Profit Civil Society Observer Seats on the CIFs


Voting for civil society observer seats on two sub-committees of the Climate Investment Fund (CIF)’s Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) – the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) – is now open on the RESOLVE website at Please note that you must first register to vote at by Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. 


Voting will remain open until Friday, January 8, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.


In order to vote, you must be a member a non-profit civil society organization, network, or small, local community involved in issues of climate change. There is only one vote permitted for each organization, country office/affiliate of large organizations, or small, local community affected by climate change.


Voting instructions will soon be available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, French, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.


For more information on the CIFs, please visit   


Separately, please note that the World Business Council on Sustainable Development is organizing a different process for the private sector observer seats. For more information, please visit