This booklet proposes six specific recommendations to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, Secretariat and other relevant policy-makers to increase access of local actors to climate funds, and ensure accessible, gender-responsive climate finance decision-making processes. These proposals range from setting up small grants facilities to a complete revision of the operations and results framework of climate funds. The booklet is meant to stimulate more and deeper debate on the crucial role local actors play in the transformative change needed to deal with global climate change.
Designed to "promote the paradigm shift towards low-carbon and climate resilient development pathways," the GCF is the first climate fund with a gender mainstreaming mandate from the outset of its operations.
hbs North America has accompanied the process for the operationalization of the GCF from its very beginning, including in the design phase of the Transitional Committee, with analysis and reports for each meeting.
hbs Washington, DC and other civil society organizations have been active in shaping the GCF's operations, striving for fair, gender-equitable and transformational outcomes. Read CSO submissions to the GCF and CSO public advocacy calls here.
A growing coalition of international civil society organizations works with constructive input and analysis to make the GCF the best multilateral climate fund possible. Read some of our partners' publications here.