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
Over 130 women leaders gathered in New York to demonstrate their commitment to ambitious and gender sensitive climate action.
Joining the People’s Climate March in New York yesterday, I felt hopeful for future generations for the first time in a long time, writes Mary Robinson.
Ahead of the UN summit on climate change, Mary Robinson talks to Independent.ie about what she wants to achieve from the event.
Foundation President Mary Robinson and fellow member of The Elders and former Norway prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland talk to RTCC ahead of the 2014 New York climate march.
Mary Robinson delivered a keynote address at the USAID convened Frontiers in Development on Friday 19 September 2014 titled Climate Justice – A New Frontier for Development. The Frontiers in Development Forum was a major development event.