Adaptation Fund: Exploring the Gender Dimension of Climate Finance Mechanisms
The enormous cost of adaptation combined with vulnerable countries’ limited resources make designing and implementing climate change adaptation programmes extraordinarily challenging. Though capacity and knowledge baselines vary significantly among and within countries and regions, many women across the developing world face common challenges in the areas of food security, access to drinking and irrigation water, and access to public health systems and other basic needs. Many women are also the main natural resource managers in their communities. Taken together, these challenges and roles intimately link women with climate change and climate-resilient development and poverty alleviation — issues that the Adaptation Fund will address.