"SAN is an initiative that builds trust in climate finance and therefore I warmly welcome it.Transparency and accountability are necessary for building trust, and SAN does just that."
Aaron Leopold, Practical Action
“CIF has been unique in including observers in their steering committees. Observers – from civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector – have a clear voice in those meetings.”
SAN Launch Panel
Congratulatory comments were heard from others, including Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Dr. Mary Goretti, State Minister for the Environment, Uganda
Mafalda Duarte, Head of CIF
“The CIF observers have been assisting the Trust Fund Committee members in broadening their perspectives, supporting transparency and accountability, and ensuring more targeted and effective climate action in participating countries.”