Financing Mitigation: Exposing Gender Gaps in Financing Climate Change Mitigation and Proposing Solutions
The relevance of gender issues is not well understood by many practitioners involved in climate change mitigation investments and financing mechanisms. Prevailing approaches to reducing emissions have prioritized scientific and technological measures, often at the expense of social and behavioral considerations. Most of the mitigation projects and funds so far have supported large-scale energy infrastructure and industrial efficiency programs, which are often viewed as mitigation projects with little connection to gender equality or other social issues. The three case studies presented here demonstrate some lessons and provide important examples for decision-makers as new efforts are made to integrate gender considerations into public and private climate mitigation projects and financing.