What it's about:
The world's largest multilateral fund for climate change action, the Green Climate Fund, has just approved almost US$25 million in grant funding in support of Bangladesh’s efforts to build the adaptive capacities of vulnerable coastal communities.
With a focus on women and adolescent girls, a new project is set to benefit 700,000 people living in disaster-prone southwestern districts.
Why it's noteworthy:
Over the past several years, the contributions and needs of women in relation to climate change has been moving steadily up the global agenda. Last August, the Green Climate Fund, together with UN Women, released its first gender manual on how to include women, girls, men and boys from socially excluded and vulnerable communities in all aspects of climate finance.
At COP23 in Bonn in November, the Fiji Presidency announced the first Gender Action Plan.
The project will provide assistance to 25,000 women and girls in Satkhira and Khulna to adopt resilient livelihoods, while ensuring reliable, safe drinking water for 130,000 people. The project marks a paradigm-shift in the way women are empowered as ‘change-agents’ to plan, implement, and manage climate-resilient solutions to safeguard livelihoods and lives.
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