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Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative (GUCCI)

As of: April 2021

Effective climate policy requires gender mainstreaming and increased participation of women in planning and implementing climate protection strategies. The project involves cooperation with experienced women's organisations in four partner countries to integrate social issues and gender justice into municipal climate programmes. To this end, it builds up knowledge and resources on gender and climate issues in local organisations. In addition to building capacity, it develops a method to assess municipal and national climate policies with regard to gender sensitivity, inclusion, social and environmental impacts. The project is also designing campaigns, information, and training materials to increase the participation of women in 14 pilot cities and to introduce concrete proposals for gender-sensitive strategies into local politics. The project results can also be used after the end of the project through a knowledge platform and an e-learning course.

State of implementation/results

  • Workshops with local women organisations took place in all three project countries.
  • A new project tool 'Gender Assessment and Methodology of Adaptation and Mitigation' (GAMMA) was developed and approved.
  • The Satus Quo reports of the six pilot cities were published on the GenderCC website and provide an overview of the socio-economic situation, the impact of climate change and urban climate policy
  • The Deutsche Welle Team Global 3000 portrayed project collaborator Ndivile Mokoena of the South African partner organisation GenderCC Southern Africa and published the recording in 03/2018 in various languages:…
  • An explanatory video on gender and climate change in urban areas, which addresses urban climate protection employees is now available here:…
  • Jointly with the Women and Gender Constituency, GenderCC contributed to a submission to the UNFCCC on how to mainstream gender considerations into adaptation planning and implementation, showcasing the results of GAMMA assessments run at the Lorong Garden in Indonesia.
  • New status quo reports from pilot cities Chennai, Kolkata, Ekurhuleni and eThekwini are available on the GUCCI webpage (
  • GenderCC was invited to share preliminary results of the GUCCI project at the UNFCCC 2019 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance, on September 12th and 13th held in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • GenderCC is one of the 12 European NGOs participating in the 2019 edition of the EU-China NGO twinning programme. Isadora Cardoso, project coordinator at GenderCC, contributed to a panel on the commonalities and differences on the work of women and gender NGOs in both China and Europe and presented the GUCCI project to the participants.
  • GenderCC was present at the SB50 in June in Bonn. Ndivile Mokoena, co-focal point of the Women and Gender Constituency, and coordinator of the GUCCI project in South Africa, shared the experience of the project on the side event “Implementing gender-responsive NDCs from the bottom up”. – In 6/2019, a joint webinar was held with the C40 cities network in order to share approaches and knowledge on gender-responsive urban climate policy. – India: AIWC Chennai launched a webpage on the project:
  • South Africa 2019: 2 staff members of GenderCC SA were featured amongst the country’s 76 South African voices speaking up for the environment.

Project data

India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
GenderCC - women for climate justice e.V.

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) - South Africa
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia

Implementing partner(s):
  • Aksi! for gender, social and ecological justice - Indonesia
  • All India Women's Conference (AIWC) - India
  • Equidad de Género - Mexiko
  • GenderCC Southern Africa - South Africa

BMU grant:
2.045.852,32 €

11/2015  till  09/2021


Bringing climate and gender justice together where it makes a difference (PDF, 446 KB)


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