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WECF and WGC present the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award at COP22 in Marrakesh

“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions”.

10.11.2016 |




Winners of the Gender Just Climate Awards at the COP21 in Paris in 2015

“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions” will be the main aim of the 'Gender Just Climate Solutions Award', which will be presented at a ceremony during the upcoming UN climate negotiations (COP22) in Marrakech, organised by the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) on Monday November 14.

Award ceremony of the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award

Monday 14th November 2016
3:00pm.-4.30pm.
Room Arabian – Blue Zone

In the presence of Mrs. Amina Mohammed, Min. Environment of Nigeria, 
Mrs. Hakima El Haite Min. Environment of Morocco and Climate Champion,  Mrs. Ségolène Royal, Min. Environment of France and President of COP21

The event will be followed on Tuesday by a

Celebration of Gender Just Solutions Award Winners

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
10:15 –11:30
Green Zone – Women and Gender Pavilion

In the presence of H.E. Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Tradeand Development Cooperation of the Netherlands.

The full Press Release can be downloaded here

The Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC (founded in 2009), along with other women, gender, and human rights advocates, has been actively pushing world leaders to ensure just and equitable climate policies, that puts respect of people's rights and the integrity of the planet first, while responding to injustice among and within countries in relation to climate impacts and resilience.

We know the Gender Just Solutions to a sustainable future already exists.

“We know the solutions to a sustainable future already exist – and it is time to showcase them far and wide – and demand change”, states co-organiser Anne Barre. After the Paris Agreement, and while world leaders will meet at the COP22 this November, it is time to highlight the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and contribution to climate solutions, according to the WGC. The Gender Just Climate Solutions Award will make gender responsive and equitable solutions visible at the "COP of action" (COP22 in Marrakech) and make them central to just climate actions all over the world!

Three laureates will be awarded for their women & gender initiatives for climate solutions, in the categories:

  • Technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of renewables, water-saving adaptation technologies etc.)
  • Non-technical climate solutions with a women or gender perspective (e.g. in area of efficiency, consumption changes etc.)
  • Transformation climate initiatives with a women or gender perspective (e.g. addressing governance, institutional change, planning processes etc.)

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“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions”.
10.11.2016