NEW YORK (March 12, 2013)– The board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) meets this week, March 13-15, 2013, to discuss key issues pertinent for the operationalization of the GCF. One of the main agenda items for this session is the business model framework, which includes discussions on the structure and organization of the fund, the private sector facility related matters, access modalities and the results management framework. Also important will be the discussion of the establishment of the independent secretariat.

Parties and civil society organizations were asked to submit their thoughts, particularly on the business model framework. Members of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) Finance Working Group and the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America worked on a document for the GCF Board to consider during this meeting entitled Operationalizing a Gender-sensitive Approach in the GCF. This document outlines key points for particularly the business model framework and the independent secretariat.

The Green Climate Fund was established at the 17th Conference of Parties in 2011. It is the first climate financing mechanism to incorporate gender-sensitive policies from its inception. The GGCA Finance Working Group and Heinrich Boell Foundation North America have been working together to ensure these gender-sensitive policies are operationalized.

Submissions and Articles

March 7, 2013: CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS – GREEN CLIMATE FUND MUST KEEP GENDER EQUALITY PROMISES

March 7, 2013: GGCA & HEINRICH BOLL FOUNDATION NORTH AMERICA: A GENDER-SENSITIVE APPROACH TO THE BUSINESS MODEL FRAMEWORK

March 8, 2013: GGCA: OPERATIONALIZE GENDER SENSTIVE APPROACH TO THE GCF

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