This book discusses the state of global climate change policy and the financing of climate resilient public infrastructure. It explains the sources of tensions and conflict between developing and developed countries with regard to global climate protection policies, and highlights the biases and asymmetries that may work against gender equality, women’s empowerment and poverty eradication.
Gender and Climate Change Financing: Coming Out of the Margin provides an overview of the scientific, economic and political dynamics underlying global climate protection. It explores the controversial issues that have stalled global climate negotiations and offers a clear explanation of the link between adaptation and mitigation strategies and gender issue. It also maps the full range of public, private and market-based climate finance instruments and funds.
This book will be a useful tool for those engaged with climate change, poverty eradication, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Table of Contents
1. The Global Climate Change Policy Environment 2. The Ethical, Equity and Social Development Dimensions of Global Climate Change Policy 3. Climate Change, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Issues 4. The Global Climate Change Financing Architecture 5. The State of Play of Bilateral and Multilateral Climate and market-based climate Finance 6. Gender and the State of Play in Adaptation Finance 7. Gender and the State of Play in Mitigation Financing 8. Gender Biases and Asymmetries in Global and Climate Change Finance 9. Private Sector Climate Finance and Gender Equality 10. Towards An Equitable and Gender Sensitive Post 2012 Climate Change Financing Regime 11. Summary and Recommendations
Mariama Williams is Senior Programme Officer at the South Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.