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Interventions at COP20 by members of the Women and Gender Constituency

WGC wants a climate agreement that respects human rights and gender equality

03.12.2014 |WICF




From 1 to 12 December 2014 the Conference of the Parties (COP) 20 and the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) 10 will be held in Lima, Peru.

Women from every region of the world are gathering daily in Lima over the course of two weeks to lobby for urgently needed political commitments at the 20th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (UNFCCC-COP 20) and the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP-10). They are collaborating for a series of strategy meetings, trainings, and focused advocacy facilitated by the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) of the UNFCCC, and putting on numerous events.

Of particular concern to the WGC are 1) ensuring a strong enough climate agreement to effectively address increasingly destructive global climate change and 2) ensuring recognition of and provision for implementing measures to achieve Gender Equality in all climate agreements, mechanisms to reduce carbon pollution and financing for developing climate solutions including mitigation and adaptation, as well as addressing loss and damage.

Early every morning, a caucus meeting of the WGC takes place within the walls of the UNFCCC site where women collectively propose, debate and ultimately agree upon political strategies, public interventions (short talks given in the plenary meetings of the COP 20) and media campaigns and plan informational “side events” and press briefings.

Four such interventions were drafted and presented on behalf of the WGC during the Opening Plenaries of Monday December 1st and Tuesday December 2nd, the first two days of COP 20.

The key quotes of the interventions can be found here.

The full interventions can be found below:
  • The first intervention was given for the COP plenary by Carmen Capriles of the organisation Reaccion Climatica in Bolivia. The intervention is available here in English and in Spanish.
  • Kalyani Raj of the organisation All India Women’s Conference gave an intervention for SBSTA.
  • Gertrude Kenyangi of the Ugandan organisation Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment gave an intervention for SBI.


Mirna Inés Fernández, member of WGC, delivered a statement at the SBI Closing Session on December 5. 


Mirna Inés Fernández delivers her statement


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