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Exposing Gender Gaps in Financing Climate Change Mitigation - and Proposing Solutions
Type: Publication
Geographical coverage: International
Implementing Entity: GGCA, CDKN, WEDO
Language: English
Cost: unspecified
Link: http://gender-climate.org/Content/Docs/Publications/financial-mitigation-factsheet.pdf
The relevance of gender issues is not well understood by many practitioners involved in climate change mitigation investments and financing mechanisms. Prevailing approaches to reducing emissions have prioritized scientific and technological measures, This publication presents three case studies and an overview and contributes to the limited pool of research on the linkages between gender equality and mitigation finance. Best practices are highlighted from mitigation projects implemented in Colombia, Mali and Nepal, and recommendations are made for next steps to improve research on the issue and develop gender-sensitive tools geared to climate often at the expense of social and behavioral considerations. Most of the mitigation projects and funds so far have supported large-scale energy infrastructure and industrial efficiency programs, which are often viewed as mitigation projects with little connection to gender equality or other social issues.