What should be included in the Green Climate Fund’s new Gender Policy and Action Plan?

This info brief from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) outlines the key points to be included in the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) new gender policy and action plan. The GCF is well placed to contribute toward a global vision to address gender equality and women’s empowerment in climate policy and action. The objectives of the new gender policy should be two-fold: (i) advance gender equality and women’s empowerment through climate change mitigation and/or adaptation actions; and (ii) minimize gender-related risks and safeguard women’s rights in all climate change actions. The Gender Policy and Action Plan need to be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals to allow for clearer sets of targets and progress indicators for assessing the Fund’s contribution toward enhancing gender equality and women’s empowerment (SDG5).