ADB Web Chat on Gender and Climate Finance
DATE OF ENTRY
The Asian Development Bank invites members of the climate and development community to participate in a web chat on gender and climate finance at 8:30pm on 25 March in North America EST (-5 GMT) / 12:30am on 26 March GMT / 8:30am on 26 March in Manila:
This web chat is organized in the context of ADB's regional technical assistance program 'Harnessing Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives to Benefit Women' in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Lao PDR which aims to mainstream gender into mitigation policies, develop national and local actors' capacity to access finance and develop inclusive mitigation action, and supports the implementation of 3 gender-responsive pilot projects in the region.
For more information on the RETA, please visit: http://www.adb.org/projects/
Please take the opportunity to share lessons learned and challenges faced in the process of accessing finance for effective, efficient and equitable mitigation action and to discuss recent developments in the climate finance landscape (including the GCF).
A transcript of the chat will be made available.
Women play a front line role in managing energy, waste, and water resources and are uniquely positioned to contribute in the fight against climate change. Yet new research funded by the Asian Development Bank shows women are rarely considered in the disbursal of multi-million dollar global climate funds. In a changing climate finance landscape, how can we help women gain better access to finance and national institutions deliver it in a more effective, efficient and inclusive way? How can the Green Climate Fund and other sources of climate financing reach more women and help harness their potential to be agents of change for effective mitigation initiatives?
Invitation and Special Guests
Join ADB Social Development Specialist Linda Adams, Viet Nam Country Specialist Lauren Sorkin and Climate Finance and Gender Specialist Liane Schalatek of the Heinrich Boell Foundation (tbc) for a discussion on promoting climate finance for mitigation measures that benefit women on 26 March 8:30am Manila time/12:30am GMT/8:30pm on 25 March North American EST (1,5 hours).
Please direct any organizational questions to Natalie Harms (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Palmer (email@example.com). To submit questions to be discussed in the chat, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a Facebook or Twitter message