Project final report
Institutional barriers to climate finance through a gendered lens in Fiji, Samoa, and Solomon Islands - Final Report
This project examined the types of agricultural adaptation projects funded in Fiji, Samoa, and Solomon Islands and explored how gender was incorporated into them.
Climate finance involves multilevel governance. Adaptation projects are generally developed by global climate finance institutions, national ministries, multilateral development bodies and bilateral development bodies.
This project sought to explore the decision-making processes underlying climate finance allocations and examine the types of agricultural adaptation projects that get funded. It found that global climate finance bodies prioritise technical and scientific investments in agricultural adaptation, creating barriers to locally-led adaptation. Collaboration with civil society organisations and Faith-Based Organisations found funding aligned to values, priorities, and needs, but none had been successful in accessing finance.