Stockholm, 29 Aug 2017 – The Green Climate Fund is helping to level the playing field of climate action with the launch today of its first gender guide to climate finance. GCF Executive Director Howard Bamsey and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin (who is also the country’s Deputy Prime Minister) unveiled the gender manual during World Water Week, currently being held in Stockholm. “Mainstreaming Gender in Green Climate Fund Projects,” developed with UN… Read more >
August 14, 2017 – Using the latest energy data from our knowledge partners, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has launched newly updated ‘heat maps’ on its web site that help identify countries and regions around the world making the most progress – and facing the biggest challenges – on key sustainable energy issues. The four sets of heat maps are focused on access to clean cooking, electricity access, energy efficiency and renewable energy… Read more >
Oxfam has published a paper titled “Energy and Women and Girls: Analyzing the needs, uses, and impacts of energy on women and girls in the developing world”. The paper tests the assumption that, because of the burdens of energy poverty, energy access itself automatically benefits women and girls. Through an analysis of the existing literature the paper finds that ensuring that energy access provides benefits to women requires much more than… Read more >
To understand the extent to which gender is being mainstreamed in Sustainable Energy for All related activities, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Global Gender Office conducted an assessment of 61 SEforALL country action plan documents, from 52 countries. The report is available on this website.
Powering Agriculture – An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) has released its Gender Integration Summary Report 2016 as well as six topical guides focused on integrating gender into the development and deployment of clean energy solutions for the agricultural sector. They cover the following topics: deployment of clean energy solutions; product development; financial products; marketing; monitoring and evaluation; and human resources. The practical guides provide a brief overview of relevant… Read more >