Gender policy

The Governing Instrument for the GCF vests GCF with a clear mandate to enhance a gender-sensitive approach in its processes and operations. The Governing Instrument recognizes the importance of gender considerations in terms of impact and access to climate funding.

The Gender Policy of the GCF (hereinafter “Gender Policy”) expresses the commitment of GCF to promote gender equality within the Secretariat, across its investment criteria,1 and as an integrated measure of the social dividends of the overall portfolio.

This document captures the policy as adopted by the Board in decision B.24/12. The policy was sent to the Board for consideration at B.24 in document GCF/B.24/15 titled “Updated Gender Policy and Gender Action Plan 2020–2023”.

All decisions and documents adopted at B.24 can be found in document GCF/B.24/17 titled “Decisions of the Board – twenty-fourth meeting of the Board, 12 – 14 November 2019”.

Cover date 14 November 2019
Document type Policies, strategies, and guidelines
Table of contents
  • Background
  • Rationale
  • Objectives
  • Scope of application
  • Guiding principles
  • Policy requirements
  • Key priority areas for operationalizing the Gender Policy of the GCF and Gender Action Plan of the GCF 2020–2023
  • Effectiveness and revision