Supporting women’s empowerment through green policies and finance
It is increasingly recognised that women and girls tend to be disproportionately impacted
by climate change and other environmental challenges, especially in developing countries.
Yet, little research or policy action has focused on how gender equality and environmental
goals can be mutually reinforcing. This policy paper examines linkages and synergies
between these two policy agendas and explores the role of green policies, finance
and infrastructure in supporting women’s empowerment and gender equality. The paper
finds that while the interlinkages that shape the gender-environment nexus are starting
to be acknowledged, further efforts are needed to foster synergies between gender
and environmental goals in policy design, sustainable finance approaches as well as
in infrastructure planning and implementation.
Available from September 29, 2022
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