The fifth session of our five part series on women’s rights and climate finance was held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 9.00 EDT/15.00 CET.
This session, Experiences and Perspectives of Women Engaging in Climate Finance, shared the insights of three activists who have been serving as GCF Monitors as part of the “Women Demand ‘Gender-Just’ Climate Finance” initiative. They spoke about their processes of learning about climate finance and connecting with others to monitor climate finance in their communities and regions, discussed the value they have found in this work, and answered questions from webinar participants.
Find the presentations below:
- Mr. Daan Robben (moderator), Both ENDS: Introduction to Session Five (Français, Español)
- Ms. Massan d’Almeida, XOESE, The Francophone Women’s Fund: Experiences and Perspectives from Africa (Français, Español)
- Ms. Maria Julia Tramutola, Foundation for Environment and Natural Resources (FARN):Why Gender and Climate Finance? (Français, Español)
- Ms. Wanun Permpibul, Climate Watch Thailand: Engagement in Climate Finance (Français, Español)
Watch below in English, French, or Spanish:
About the Series
In August 2017, with the support of the Wallace Global Fund, WEDO and Both ENDS, as a member of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA), launched a new joint initiative: “Women Demand ‘Gender-Just’ Climate Finance”. The initiative aims to build capacity and knowledge to track, monitor and, most importantly, influence the projects and financial flows of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In 2018, and with the hope of mobilizing further resources and support, the initiative is funding the direct participation of feminist and women’s rights activists in the work of the GCF, supporting regional feedback channels, working with women’s funds on strategies for direct access, and hosting a webinar series to take a deep dive into important aspects of the climate financing architecture, with the aim of ensuring this money reaches local women’s groups, that projects are designed to respond to the needs of communities, and that the work of the GCF respects human rights.