How does the W+ standard make climate finance work for women?

GLF Live with Jeannette Gurung and Hannah Simmons

This episode is now available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Amazon Music.

Despite their enormous potential to produce and scale up solutions for climate change, food insecurity and poverty, women’s groups often still lack the resources and recognition they need to succeed.

Seeing this, Jeannette Gurung, Executive Director at Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), set out to provide new, direct, revenue streams to those groups, and so created the first framework measuring and monetizing women’s empowerment – the W+ standard framework.

Developed with women in rural Kenya and Nepal, the W+ standard framework provides metrics and procedures to quantify, verify and monetize women’s empowerment across six areas: time, health, education and knowledge, food security, income and assets, and leadership. In this GLF Live, learn what that means in practice and how the framework is being used to make climate finance work for women.

Listen back to our conversation with the Executive Director at WOCAN, Jeannette Gurung, and the founder and CEO of Ecosystem Regeneration Associates, Hannah Simmons.

Powered by RedCircle

Jeannette Gurung is the Executive Director at WOCAN – Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. WOCAN is a global network to support advocacy and capacity building for women’s leadership and women’s empowerment through partnering women farmers with women professionals and decision makers, and through building men’s support. 

Hannah Simmons is the founder and CEO of Ecosystem Regeneration Associates (ERA), a female-driven carbon project developer based in Brazil, and is known for her pioneering conservation work in the Cerrado biome. 

Article tags

financeFOLURvalue chainswomen

BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT

Finally…

…thank you for reading this story. Our mission is to make them freely accessible to everyone, no matter where they are. 

We believe that lasting and impactful change starts with changing the way people think. That’s why we amplify the diverse voices the world needs to hear – from local restoration leaders to Indigenous communities and women who lead the way.

By supporting us, not only are you supporting the world’s largest knowledge-led platform devoted to sustainable and inclusive landscapes, but you’re also becoming a vital part of a global movement that’s working tirelessly to create a healthier world for us all.

Every donation counts – no matter the amount. Thank you for being a part of our mission.

Sidebar Publication

Related articles

Related articles

Hello! We’re incredibly excited to welcome you to ThinkLandscape, a brand-new media platform that combines our news and feature stories with the GLF’s social media content, videos, podcasts and much more. 

With its sleek, clean new look, ThinkLandscape offers you a more streamlined way to navigate between all of our digital content. You’re invited to explore, read, watch and listen to climate and landscape solutions from every corner of the globe – and get inspired to be the hero of your own story.