A meeting of the Troika+ of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change was held on the side-lines of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
A meeting of the Troika+ of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change was held on the side-lines of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday 23 September.
The meeting took place in the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations and focussed on issues of intergenerational equity and climate change. Professor Edith Brown Weis, Francis Campbell Brown Professor of International Law at Georgetown University and a leading academic on the issue of intergenerational equity, presented on the key components of a ‘Principle of Intergenerational Equity’.
Addressing the meeting, Mary Robinson said that “while discussions on equity between nations tend to cement the divisions between different groups, intergenerational equity could serve as a unifying theme that connects developed and developing countries, young and old, to advocate for a framework of cooperation in 2015 based on shared values.” Representatives of YOUNGO, the youth constituency in the UNFCCC, were invited to discuss their April 2013 submission on intergenerational equity to the UNFCCC Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform.
Troika+ Members present at the meeting included Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner on Climate Action; Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women; Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Director, UNFCCC; Ms Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guyana and Dr Alcinda Abreu, Minister of the Environment, Mozambique. The meeting was also attended by Mr Joe Costello, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland.