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
Mary Robinson accepts appointment by United Nations Secretary General as his Special Envoy for Climate Change
Targeted approaches are necessary for the poorest and most vulnerable people to access sustainable energy.
Statement from Mary Robinson on the Adoption of a new Resolution on Climate Change and Human Rights in the Human Rights Council
Climate change is, I believe, not just an issue of atmospheric science; is also about human rights. The current and future impacts of climate change undermine human rights, including the right to food, to health and water, so I welcome the adoption by...
A special issue of the Health and Human Rights Journal, published in June 2014, contains articles which the links between climate justice and the right to health, including an analysis of the links between the right to food and the right to health.
“The GCF is open for business, innovative actions await financing, and the start of a new phase of global climate action lies within our reach. Let’s not miss this chance.”