UNDP co-leads, as part of a consortium with UNFCCC, UNEP, OECD, IUCN, the Feminist Action for Climate Justice (FACJ) Action Coalition, one of the six Action Coalitions of the Generation Equality Forum:
The five-year vision for the FACJ Action Coalition includes:
- By 2026, the Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice will have initiated a transition to an inclusive and regenerative green economy that recognizes the interconnectedness of climate change with issues of gender justice and protects and amplifies the voices of grassroots and indigenous communities, including frontline defenders, across social and political arenas.
- Women and girls in their full diversity equitably and meaningfully participate in decision-making processes at all levels, including in aligning key climate policy instruments with national development plans and developing climate responses that center human rights.
- Financing institutions and the donor community reframe risk, prioritize women’s organizations as priority partners, and are held accountable to shift capital to support resilient societies and transformative investments in gender-just climate and ecosystem-based approaches.
- Women and girls in their full diversity equitably access climate finance, technologies and knowledge, and access and control natural resources for management and protection, including through securing land rights and ownership.
🔖 Key Resources
A Directory of Leaders of the FACJ AC, including their contact details, is available here.
View all commitments from all commitment makers under the FACJ AC and other Action Coalitions in the online dashboard.
More information on UNDP commitments is available here.
Based on a mapping of UNDP work, an internal matrix gathers examples of existing/ongoing initiatives that fall under UNDP's broad, overarching commitment on advancing gender equality in its external programming. UNDP colleagues are welcome to add relevant initiative to this matrix showcasing UNDP commitment to foster gender equality under the FACJ AC.
UNDP also developed and shared a Presentation of the FACJ AC (also available in PDF) with UNDP Regional Offices providing concrete examples of initiatives identified as falling under the FACJ AC and inviting them to engage in the FACJ AC work.
ACTION AREA: FINANCE
Objective: Increase direct access to financing for gender-just climate solutions, especially for women and girls at grassroots levels
Indicator: By 2026, increase the percentage of global climate finance flows, public and private, directed towards and invested in gender-just climate solutions in particular at grassroots and rural levels, including through an increase to 88% in the proportion of marked climate bilateral finance targeted towards gender
ACTION AREA: LEADERSHIP
Objective: Enable women and girls to lead a just transition to an inclusive, circular, regenerative green economy
Indicator: By 2026, increase the proportion of women and girls in decision-making and leadership positions throughout environmental governance and sectors relevant for transitioning to an inclusive, circular and regenerative green economy
ACTION AREA: RESILIENCE
Objective: Build the resilience of women and girls to climate impacts, disaster risks, loss and damage, including through land rights and tenure security
Indicator: By 2026, enhance and leverage the capacity of millions more women and girls in all their diversity to build resilience to climate and disaster risks, mitigate climate change, and address loss and damage, including through provision of quality education, community-based cooperative models and land rights and tenure security
ACTION AREA: DATA
Objective: Increase the collection and use of data on the gender-environment nexus
Indicator: By 2026, at least 20 countries demonstrate increased use of gender-environment statistics for policy making by creating an enabling environment for and increased production of gender-environment statistics
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⏳ Timeline of Progress and Updates from the FACJ Action Coalition
Since the Paris Forum in July 2021, commitment makers have made and showcased progress (most recent to oldest order):
- In December 2022, UNDP co-organized joint a learning workshop on the interesections of care work and climate change, in partnership with the Economic Justice and Rights (EJR) Action Coalition. The session covered the need to address the care economy in a gender-equal just transition to a green, low-carbon economy and the iportance of integrating youth perspectives, as well as promising practices and resources. The recording is available here.
In December 2022, a Commitment Makers session gathered all commitment makers of the FACJ AC to strengthen engagement from CM around (re-)affirmed objectives and foster connections between them. UNDP highlighted that the new 2022-2025 UNDP Gender Equality Strategy integrated environment, energy and climate action into its priorities and signature solutions, to put gender equality at the heart of caring for the people and the planet.
- September 2022: A GEF Accountability Moment at UNGA 77 that reflected one year of accountability and progress on the Generation Equality journey:
- August 2022: A Youth Engagement Roundtable that discussed concrete actions to empower youth leadership to achieve the FACJ goals.
- The AC Co-Leaders joined efforts in monthly meetings and in regular workshops to co-create the accountability framework, update on progress and engage in the way forward. Following are the most relevant notes of some key FACJ workshops:
- March 2022: Two side events under the FACJ AC took place at CSW66:
- FACJ only event “Gender Equality for Climate Justice”
- Joint FACJ-EJR (Economic Justice and Rights) event, focused on gender, care work and climate
- December 2021: An action plan for the 5-year agenda has been developed by UNDP – the action plan can be updated according to potential changes.
- November 2021: On Gender Day at COP26, UNDP highlighted its commitments under the FACJ AC:
- UNDP commitment related to external programming (address gender inequalities in climate, energy and the environment) was showcased during the UK headline event where several countries announced new bold commitments on the gender-environment nexus
- UNDP shared more information at UNFCCC Virtual Gender Market Place on the Gender COVID-19 Recovery Tracker expanded with a Green lens co-developed with UN Women, OECD and other members of the consortium.
- June-July 2021: the Generation Equality Forum took place in Paris (the Forum is also named the ‘Paris Forum’). UNDP co-leads, as part of a consortium with UNFCCC, UNEP, OECD, IUCN, one of the six Action Coalitions, the Feminist Action for Climate Justice (FACJ) Action Coalition, and announced its commitments, described below and in this post.
UNDP commitments to foster gender equality in climate action under the FACJ:
In order to frame the post-COVID recovery in a more resilient, inclusive and green way, UNDP, UN Women and OECD decided to partner together to expand the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker, with the inclusion of an integrated Gender-Environment dimension. The reviewed name of the tool is the Gender Green.
INTERNAL CAPACITY BUILDING
UNDP will unite and scale up our current efforts to address gender inequalities in climate, energy and the environment. As part of this, we are committing to support at least 50 countries to advance financial, policy, programmatic and advocacy work towards gender equality.
UNDP commits to significantly increase its internal technical capacities on gender expertise by improving its integrated, programmatic and strategic approach to deliver gender equality. We will also expand UNDP’s flagship Gender Seal programme, which builds capacities and supports transformational gender equality results for country offices.
UN-LED CROSS COALITION
UNDP also joined OHCHR, UNFPA, WHO, UNEP, and UN Women to jointly commit to supporting civic space for feminist movements and women human rights defenders.
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