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A gender perspective needs to be taken into account when developing resource mobilization strategies, applying climate finance instruments, and ensuring equal participation in the deployment of financial resources, particularly at the local level.

In addition to providing guidance to the GEF, Parties have established four special funds: the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), both managed by the GEF, and the GCF under the Convention; and the Adaptation Fund (AF) under the Kyoto Protocol. more>>

Operating entities

Resource Institution
Adaptation Fund (AF)
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Additional Resources

Resource Institution
Women and social enterprises: how gender integration can boost entrepreneurial solutions to poverty Acumen
Gender and Poverty and Climate Change Finance Climate Public Expenditures and Institutional Review (CPEIR)
Gender and Climate Finance: New Data on Women in Decision-Making Positions International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Making climate finance work for women: Overview of the integration of gender equality in aid to climate change

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OECD DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET)
German Climate Finance Oxfam Deutschland, Brot für die Welt, Germanwatch and Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Gender and Climate Finance (2012) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Gender and Climate Finance (2016)

Can Climate Finance Achieve Gender Equity in Developing Countries?

United Nations University (UNU)

The first GCF private sector accredited entity to formalise its relationship with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is an innovative not-for-profit international investment fund. Acumen’s manifesto states that

it’s the radical idea of creating hope in a cynical world. Changing the way the world tackles poverty and building a world based on dignity”.

One of the ideas researched by Acumen is  how gender integration can boost entrepreneurial solutions to poverty. Its investment sectors also have a connection to addressing the impacts and challenges of climate change, including agriculture, energy and health.