The primary goal of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) is to ensure that climate change policies, decisionmaking, and initiatives at the global, regional, and national levels are gender responsive.
The GGCA works toward four complementary objectives:
Integrate a gender perspective into policy and decision making in order to ensure international mandates and other legal instruments on gender equality are fully implemented.
Ensure that financing mechanisms on mitigation and adaptation address the needs of poor women and men equitably.
Billions of dollars will be spent to finance climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives. In order to ensure that climate change finance mechanisms are gender responsive, the GGCA collaborates with women’s economic justice and environmental networks, governments, and the private sector to deliver gender guidelines on adaptation, mitigation, and private sector finance.
Build capacity at all levels to design and implement gender-responsive climate change policies, strategies and programmes.
The GGCA developed the Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change focused on the Bail Action Plan building blocks of mitigation, adaptation, technology, and finance. Since 2008, hundreds of delegates have been trained using the Manual, which is now available in 4 languages.
Develop, compile, and share practical tools, information, and methodologies to facilitate the integration of gender into policy and programming.
The members of the GGCA have produced cutting edge tools and publications in the area of gender and climate change and regularly exchange knowledge and explore emerging areas. Please see the list Publications by GGCA Members.
OUR STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE:
CARE International ENERGIA IUCN UNDP UNEP WEDO WOCAN
BECOME A GGCA MEMBER:
GGCA membership is open to UN agencies and civil society and Inter-governmental organizations working on gender and climate change issues. GGCA membership currently includes over 90 members (please see http://www.gender-climate.org/Members/ for the full list of GGCA members and links to their latest gender and climate work). There is no GGCA membership fee. GGCA members are invited to join the GGCA listserv (for members-only) and showcase gender and climate updates and activities on the GGCA website. We convene GGCA member meetings at the UNFCCC climate negotiations, but also convene conference calls to address particular priority areas (i.e. climate finance, adaptation, etc) or to prepare for upcoming gender and climate meetings.
If you are interested in applying for GGCA membership, please review our guidelines, send the included application form, your logo, and your most recent publications on gender and climate change to the GGCA Secretariat at info [at] gender [dash] climate [dot] org. Membership applications are reviewed by the GGCA Steering Committee and GGCA members generally twice a year.