Climate Finance

Women, Energy, and Economic Empowerment

This report highlights that with a “gender lens” approach to energy access programs, the millions of dollars flowing to energy access initiatives around the globe can have a greater impact on women’s empowerment.The purpose of this report is to reach a common understanding of this linkage and to establish a framework that takes this into account.

Strengthening Gender Considerations in Adaptation Planning and Implementation in the Least Developed Countries

Adapting to climate change is about reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate risk while vulnerability to climate change is determined in large part by people’s adaptive capacity. Climate hazards do not affect all people within a community or even the same household equally because some people have greater capacity than others to manage the crisis.

Implementation of Gender-Responsive Climate Action in the Context of Sustainable Development

This is the report of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) organized by UN Women, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN DESA), and the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC secretariat) from 14 – 16 October 2015, in Bonn, Germany.

Making Climate Finance Work for Women: Overview of the integration of gender equality in aid to climate change

This brief is a contribution to the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). It provides an overview of how well members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) are integrating gender equality into their bilateral aid to climate change.


Of Promise, Progress, Perils and Prioritization: Gender in the Green Climate Fund

A policy analysis by the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America, Of Promise, Progress, Perils & Prioritization: Gender in the Green Climate Fund looks at some of the specific decisions taken at the 7th GCF Board meeting in Songdo in May 2014 to address those questions and provides recommendations for strengthening the full operationalization of a GCF-wide gender-sensitive approach.

Financing Mitigation- Exposing Gender Gaps in Financing Climate Change Mitigation and Proposing Solutions

This is a collaborative research initiative of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA),and the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA), with support of the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). The publication discusses the demand for more comprehensive methods to incorporate gender equality in Climate Mitigation Projects and provides case studies from Nepal, Mali and Colombia.