Gender Day at COP19
Tuesday 19 November is designated Gender Day at COP19 in Warsaw
Efforts to strengthen gender balance, enhance the empowerment of women and advance gender-sensitive climate policy will be among the topics discussed at a range of side events occurring on Gender Day, Tuesday 19 Nov. Building on our climate justice principle to Highlight Gender Equality and Equity, the Foundation is participating in a number of events as part of Gender Day.
This morning the Foundation co-hosted An Intergenerational Approach to Climate Change – Galvanising Leadership for Urgent Action with Mr Marcin Korolec, Minister of the Environment, Poland and President of COP19/CMP9. Mary Robinson then participated in Gender and Climate Change – Vision 50/50 and later this afternoon she will join the the High Level Adaptation Forum organised by the UNFCCC which will envision resilience to safeguard the future.
Ahead of the events, listen to the voices of women who are coping with the impacts of climate change in their communities.
Josephine Castillo, a grassroots community leader and organiser with DAMPA on how flood-prone urban areas are impacted in the Philippines.
Constance Okollet, Chairperson of the Osukuru United Women’s Network in Eastern Uganda and Climate Wise Woman.
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Executive Director, Tebtebba Foundation and member of the High Level Advisory Committee to the Climate Justice Dialogue
Happening alongside the official COP20, the main opportunity for nations to negotiate reductions in carbon emissions before a definitive commitment in Paris in 2015, Development and Climate days was small in scale but big in ambition.
Climate justice requires solidarity between nations. The law can help promote change, but it is up to us all to acknowledge our responsibilities
Climate Action Outside the Negotiations Not Reflected Inside the Negotiations
Climate change adaptation, resilience and human mobility were the focus of the discussion at a side event called “Voices from the Climate Frontlines” moderated by Mary Robinson on 11 December at COP20/CMP10 in Lima.
To accelerate climate action and mark the role all actors play in combating climate change, today, 11th December, the Peruvian Government launched “Lima Climate Action Day” with a series of multi-stakeholder activities and declarations at COP20/CMP10.