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Saturday, 28 May 2016

GDP as a percentage of Green Climate Fund Riddle

BONN, Germany, 25 May 2016 — The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has articulated its post-Paris vision, highlighting the need for high-quality, ambitious funding proposals to scale up action under the Fund and incite the necessary paradigm shift. At a briefing held during the 44th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), GCF Board Co-Chair, Zaheer Fakir (South Africa), and GCF Secretariat representatives gave an update on recent progress as the Fund faces the challenging task of moving from resource mobilization to implementation. “We have set an incredibly ambitious mandate for the GCF,” said Mr. Fakir, who also spoke on behalf of his fellow Co-Chair from Australia, Ewen McDonald. “To create something innovative and truly transformational — that has the backing of all countries, civil society and the private sector — is not a simple feat,” he explained. “The Board and the Secretariat are working hard to equip the Fund to deliver and we are making real progress.” Regarding the Fund’s USD 2.5 billion approvals target for 2016, delegates were informed that, as of this month, GCF’s project pipeline consists of 41 funding proposals worth USD 2.4 billion in GCF funding. It was noted, however, that proposals are in various stages of development and not all can be expected to be approved in 2016. So here's something for the mathematician in us all (well except me I killed that sucker off in grade 8), Stare at the GDP from the randomly selected countries and calculate what 2.5B is as a percentage of any country of your choosing, oh and maybe factor in what that country's emissions are just for laughs and giggles. Once you have the answer don't tell me my inner mathematician perished long ago so it'll fall on deaf ears, maybe send it to your govt rep

 2014 [YR2014] 
 $     17,419,000,000,000.00 United States
 $     10,354,831,729,340.40 China
 $       4,601,461,206,885.08 Japan
 $       3,868,291,231,823.77 Germany
 $       2,988,893,283,565.20 United Kingdom
 $       2,829,192,039,171.84 France
 $       2,416,635,506,076.31 Brazil
 $       2,141,161,325,367.43 Italy
 $       1,860,597,922,763.44 Russian Federation
 $       1,785,386,649,602.19 Canada
 $       1,454,675,479,665.84 Australia
 $       1,410,382,988,616.48 Korea, Rep.
 $       1,381,342,101,735.68 Spain
 $           879,319,321,494.64 Netherlands
 $           798,429,233,036.33 Turkey
 $           753,831,733,333.33 Saudi Arabia
 $           701,037,135,966.05 Switzerland
 $           571,090,480,171.00 Sweden
 $           544,966,555,714.06 Poland
 $           531,546,586,178.58 Belgium
 $           499,817,138,323.20 Norway
 $           436,887,543,466.95 Austria
 $           399,451,327,433.63 United Arab Emirates
 $           350,140,810,003.32 South Africa
 $           342,362,478,767.51 Denmark
 $           272,216,575,502.25 Finland
 $           250,813,607,686.11 Ireland
 $           235,574,074,998.31 Greece
 $           230,116,912,513.59 Portugal
 $           205,269,709,743.47 Czech Republic
 $           199,969,858,903.72 New Zealand
 $           199,043,652,215.45 Romania
 $           163,612,438,510.19 Kuwait
 $           138,346,669,914.95 Hungary
 $           131,805,126,738.29 Ukraine
 $           100,248,607,784.10 Slovak Republic
 $             64,873,963,098.49 Luxembourg
 $             57,113,389,357.45 Croatia
 $             56,717,054,673.72 Bulgaria
 $             23,226,158,986.17 Cyprus
 $             17,036,097,481.81 Iceland
 $               2,500,000,000.00 GreenClimateFund

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