Applications Open in Self-Selection Process of Observers for World Bank Climate Funds

© World Bank 15 June 2009: The application process has been opened in the self-selection process of civil society, indigenous peoples and business representatives to participate as observers in the World Bank's recently created Climate Investment Funds.

Applications for civil society representatives are available on the RESOLVE website for seats on the Clean Technology Fund and the Strategic Climate Fund, as well as on the sub-committee dealing with the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience. Applications should be submitted before 15 July 2009. Civil society members, organizations, and networks are also invited to provide input on the ranking of the candidates for selection. The application materials indicate that representatives from NGOs in developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply, and that, if selected, they may obtain financial support for their participation in meetings.

The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) agreed to design and facilitate the self selection process for private sector observers and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) selected representatives of indigenous peoples. [World Bank CIF Selection of Observers][RESOLVE Website]