On 8th March 2024, the world marked International Women’s Day with a call to ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’. Despite growing recognition of the differential vulnerabilities as well as the unique experiences and skills women and men bring to development and environmental sustainability efforts, women still have fewer economic, political and legal opportunities. As a result, women are less able to cope with and are more exposed to the adverse effects of climate change.1 It is important to reflect on the progress made in climate-responsive implementation which is a key focus area of the Gender Action Plan, with attention on gendered access to climate finance. This is with a view to demystifying systemic barriers to women’s access to climate finance, escalating calls for accelerating progress towards equitable access to climate finance in advancing just and equitable climate action.