Gender and Climate Change Finance

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



Adaptation Fund (AF)

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Global Environment Facility (GEF)


Additional Resources



Women and social enterprises: how gender integration can boost entrepreneurial solutions to poverty


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 fuer die Welt, Germanwatch and Heinrich Boell Stiftung

Gender and Climate Finance

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Can Climate Finance Achieve Gender Equity in Developing Countries?

United Nations University (UNU)