Two years after the UN Climate Change Conference that resulted in the historic Paris Agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron invited international leaders and committed citizens back to the city. At the One Planet Summit on December 12th, they addressed the urgency of taking collective action against climate change and the means of financing this action.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) one of the main financial mechanisms which responds to climate change actions launched its first gender guide to climate finance on the 29th of August, under the title; “Mainstreaming Gender in Green Climate Fund Projects”. The manual underscores the centrality of gender equality and provides guidance on how to include women, girls, men and boys from discriminated vulnerable communities into all aspects of climate finance. The manual is seen as the logical progression of GCF’s operations since its inception by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010.