Climate Investment Funds: Exploring the Gender Dimension of Climate Dinance Mechanisms

All funds under the CIF have strong linkages to poor women’s and men’s livelihoods. However, the current commitment to invest 70 percent of pledged CIF funding in large-scale CTF energy and transportation programmes and projects — traditionally male-dominated working sectors of the formal economy — risks perpetuating existing gender imbalances in climate change funding. Gendered patterns of energy use have significant, but often overlooked, implications for programme design and implementation. CTF would be more likely to reach its full potential by taking into account men’s and women’s different energy consumption and lifestyle patterns, and how these patterns relate to mitigation efforts.

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