Reflecting the duality of gender and climate in the EIB’s Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework’s Standard 5 on Climate Change

This briefing aims to outline recommendations on how the European Investment Bank should address the interconnected issue of gender inequity and the climate crisis in the newly proposed policy.

Co-authored by Pieter Jansen (Both ENDS) and Leia Achampong (Eurodad).

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is currently reviewing its Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework. 

As well as outlining what is missing from Standard 5 on Climate Change, this briefing outlines recommendations on:

  • Gender rights
  • Bolstering inclusiveness and participation
  • The need to reflect climate risks, climate impacts and vulnerabilities
  • Enhanced guidelines for promoters
  • How the EIB can strengthen definitions


Read Eurodad's submission to the EIB Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework consultation: Standard 5 Climate Change