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Operationalizing a gender‐sensitive approach in the Green Climate Fund

Climate financing approaches will be more effective and provide broader benefits if they address inequalities that increase the vulnerability of women to climate change and adversely affect their ability to contribute to mitigation and adaptation efforts. Women still face unequal access to political power, economic resources, legal rights, land ownership, bank credit, and technical training.

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) can promote gender equality by establishing structures and operating procedures that are careful to include women as well as men in decision‐making roles, respond to the particular needs of women for climate‐related financing, and enable women’s enterprises to benefit from new low-carbon technologies and economic opportunities. The gender‐sensitive approach should be added to the list of priority issues in the Board’s work plan, addressed in the discussion papers prepared, and integrated into all GCF components.