Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96339
Authors: 
Wong, Sam
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/064
Abstract: 
We develop the climate finance-gender equity framework in this paper and use the 'contextual-procedural-distributive' equity as a lens of analysis to examine how climate finance helps challenge, and reinforce, gender inequities in the mitigation, adaptation and disaster management strategies. Focusing on the examples of tree-planting, smart-agriculture and disaster information dissemination projects, this paper argues that climate finance can achieve gender equity if three aspects are critically considered: (1) how different incentives and preferences, between men and women, are shaped by their livelihood experiences and priorities, and what factors enable, and restrict, their access to resources; (2) how formal and informal participatory arena offers a genuine space for women, and men, to make decisions that empower them; and (3) how women's practical and strategic needs are met and the contradictions resolved. This paper also suggests that climate finance needs to address and challenge unequal socio-political arrangements, such as access to land rights, that help perpetuate gender inequities.
Subjects: 
climate finance
gender equity
access
land rights
Green Climate Fund
JEL: 
A14
B53
Q2
Q50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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