Thematic Strategies: Communities of Practice

Our interventions emphasize change in four priority areas in which we consider to be essential to transforming countries’ economies. While not limited to these themes, GGGI is maximizing the impact of its products and services in the following areas: Sustainable Energy; Water and Sanitation; Sustainable Landscapes; Green Cities.

In response to Member’s demands, 2015 will see GGGI increase its presence in 10 least developed and lower income Member countries across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Earmarked funding will also support additional operations in 7 other countries in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Gender and Inclusive Development

Poverty eradication, gender equality and social inclusion are firmly embedded in the rights-based principle of “Leaving No One Behind” of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This commitment is clearly stated in the Paris Climate Agreement, GGGI’s Strategic Framework, and in line with GGGI Members and Partners’ development priorities. It is founded in human rights, but in recognition that Green Growth transformations and ambitious climate action would fall short without a deliberate and ambitious focus on how to simultaneously achieve a more equal and just world where both benefits and costs of green transitions are equitably distributed. Poor countries and communities are least to blame but most affected by the climate crisis. Likewise, women and marginalized groups are disproportionally impacted. It requires strategic policy innovations, and financial and technological solutions to address the structural barriers of poverty and gender inequality. Failing to do so could not only be harmful to marginalized communities, but also undermine efforts to achieve green growth transitions and the goals of the Paris Agreement. Instead, gender equality and poverty eradication are accelerators across all SDGs, and central to having political will and public demand for ambitious green policies and reforms.

The GGGI Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy 2021-2025 lays out pathways for inclusive green growth, ensuring a strong and systematic focus on meaningful participation, equal access to benefits and social safeguard management at all stages of green growth and climate action processes. Co-benefits in the context of GGGI’s work with Members is defined as SDG alignment with attention to human rights, principles for “just transitions” and promotion of peace and stability. Co-benefits are generated across all GGGI’s Programmatic Solutions and in the areas of: Decent, green Jobs Creation and sustainable livelihoods particularly for women, youth and informal sector actors; improved health; access to sustainable services in sectors such as energy, transport, sanitation and waste; and, enhanced resilience and adaptation for communities most vulnerable to climate change.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impacts on increased poverty, gender inequality and declining human development, has further emphasized the importance of a new green and gender-transformative model for development. GGGI is also supporting Members and Partners on green recovery with aim to “build back better”.

Ingvild Solvang

Sustainability & Safeguards Manager

Projects

RW22
Countries
RW22 Greening Rwanda’s Existing Public Building Stock
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 169,528
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Green Buildings and Industry
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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MX09
Countries
MX09 Accelerating Green Finance Flows Through the Strengthening of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV)
Start Date Q1 February 15, 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 563,325
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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MX05
Countries
MX05 Scaling up policy and investment for gender inclusive, subnational green growth
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 235,056
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
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Countries
MX07 GCF Readiness Support for Mexico
Start Date Q1 Aug 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 798,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
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Countries
MX01 Sonora Green Growth Strategy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 450,000
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cross Cutting
  • Gender and Inclusive Development
  • Sustainable Transport
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Reports

Preliminary Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment for Enga, Milne Bay and New Ireland Provinces, Papua New Guinea Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Papua New Guinea  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Preliminary Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment for Enga, Milne Bay and New Ireland Provinces, Papua New Guinea

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Papua New Guinea  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

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