This publication aims to increase the private sector’s understanding of the gender dimension and strengthen its
capacity to implement women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. It presents a snapshot
of the situation for women globally and in Azerbaijan. The brochure presents basic information on the Women’s
Empowerment Principles (WEPs), explains the role of the private sector in advancing gender equality and provides
guidance on joining and implementing the WEPs. It also contains examples of best practices to inspire companies to
become WEPs signatories and actively participate in the WEPs global movement.
The Green Climate Fund is moving quickly to build a large and transformative project portfolio, with many projects already being implemented with the objective to adapt and/or mitigate to climate change.
However, there is a need to simplify and streamline the approval of certain small scale projects, particularly from direct access entities. In response,
the GCF’s Board has approved a new approach: the Simplified Approval Process Pilot Scheme (SAP), which is now operating.
GCF offers a range of flexible financial instruments, enabling it to respond to specific investment contexts and market barriers. It is also able to build readiness to access Fund resources and to work
with local, national, regional and international level entities.