The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been approved as an accredited observer of the Green Climate Fund.

As an observer, IHA extends its role in providing a voice for hydropower in the international policy arena, and will work with a network of decision-makers on global funding, the association said in a statement.

The Green Climate Fund, established by 194 governments, is a global platform for investing in low-emission and climate-resilient development. It is accountable to the United Nations, and guided by the provisions of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The fund’s observers participate in board meetings and provide strategic advice on the design, development and implementation of the projects and activities to be financed.

By becoming an observer, IHA ensures that the hydropower sector is represented at the table of one of the key international bodies overseeing the distribution and delivery of climate funding.

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