Mainstreaming gender in Green Climate Fund projects
This manual addresses GCF’s potential to mainstream gender into climate finance, building on its mandate to support a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development. Developed with UN Women, this toolkit guides GCF partners on how to include women, girls, men, and boys from socially excluded and vulnerable communities in all aspects of climate finance.
Gender mainstreaming is central to GCF’s objectives and guiding principles, including through engaging women and men of all ages as stakeholders in the design, development and implementation of strategies and activities to be financed. The GCF Governing Instrument states that: “The Fund will strive to maximise the impact of its funding for adaptation and mitigation… promoting environmental, social, economic and development cobenefits and taking a gender-sensitive approach.”