Gender Day at COP19
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 tomorrow.
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
In this op-ed, which first appeared in The Guardian, Mary Robinson writes about the importance of the carbon divestment campaign.
Climate change and justice was among the subjects debated at the 23rd annual ‘Gender is my Agenda Campaign’ (GIMAC) Pre-summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union (AU), which was held January 23-24 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mary Robinson was joined by Christiana Figueres and Kathy Calvin for a discussion on the role of women leaders in climate change to be held during the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Representatives of government, the private sector, and civil society took part in an event co-hosted by the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and Masdar on 20 January 2014.
The need for equity, urgency and ambition in dealing with climate change was emphasised during the seventh session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
First published in the Huffington Post, Mary Robinson writes about the need for climate change concerns to be at the core of efforts in achieving sustainable development.