Gender-Responsive Climate Budgeting in the Caribbean: Closing the Gender and Climate Budget Gap
Gender-Responsive Climate Budgeting in the Caribbean for Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) countries (the ‘guidance document’) aims to help stakeholders close a significant gender and climate budget gap at the national and sectoral level by:
- Enhancing their awareness of the benefits of gender-responsive climate budgeting (GRCB) and the value it can bring to efforts at the sectoral level, particularly in delivering for the most vulnerable and in addressing a clear gender inequality of risk;
- Strengthening the capacity of public finance actors and stakeholders, for example, the Ministry of Finance, to conceptualize GRCB steps, actions and instruments as part of their normal budgeting processes, as well as the financial allocation of resources for projects and programmes that address gender equality and climate change.
This guidance document is intended to be an easy-to-read and easy-to-use companion for teams and individuals working on Gender-responsive Climate Budgeting (GRCB) in the Caribbean, particularly in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and Saint Lucia. This is especially relevant to sectoral adaptation planning.
This Guidance Document was commissioned by UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean and the Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) project, which is funded by the Governments of Canada and the United Kingdom.