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WECF at the COP19 in Warsaw: Women take action on Climate Change and Gender Equality

COP19 marks exciting opportunity for gender equality in the UNFCCC! Parties have several chances to identify priorities and needs and strengthen gender equality in climate policy and implementation.

| WECF Event


Countries: Warsaw, Poland
Partners: Greens Georgia, GGCA, ENERGIA, WEDO, Women's Major Group
Issues: Energy & Climate; Gender & Rights
Duration: 11/2013 - 12/2013

WECF will be in Warsaw as part of the GGCA. GGCA will be showcasing key events, publications, and activities at COP19 which illustrate how a gender-sensitive approach can drive innovative climate solutions.  View here a short list of gender-focused events in Warsaw with the WECFs event on November 19 on top:

Climate Finance and Gender Equality: Lessons for Sustainable Development

20:15-21:45, Nov 19 – COP19 Gender Day – Room Wroclaw
Join us for a “Fireside Chat” as we spark a lively discussion on understanding how integrating gender equality in safe, low carbon development can impact the formulation of future sustainable development goals. We are honored to cohost the event with WEDO and WECF.  Follow #genderday on Twitter as well as @GGCA_gender @WEDO_worldwide @WECF_INT for updates!

Equality: Lessons for Sustainable Development

Lessons learned from case studies on mainstreaming gender equality in climate financed mitigation projects will be presented to spark a discussion on understanding how integrating gender equality in safe, low carbon development can impact the formulation of future sustainable development goals

Speakers: Partners of GGCA, ENERGIA, WECF and WEDO, Women's Major Group for sustainable development and possible country partners from Nepal, Mali and/or Georgia


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Women in Europe for a Common Future says “enough is enough”
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Huge COP19 Walk Out from Warsaw Climate Summit. WECF says “enough is enough”
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Driving Home the Link Between Gender and Climate Change
"Despite the name, WECF's reach goes way beyond Europe, connecting more than 150 organisations and communities all over the world with the aim of influencing gender-sensitive environmental policies at the international level"
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Linking Strong Climate Solutions with Gender Equality
Women Civil Society Leaders Report on Women’s Concrete Actions on Climate Change
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Linking Strong Climate Solutions with Gender Equality
Women Civil Society Leaders Report on Women’s Concrete Actions on Climate Change
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Women take action on Climate Change and Gender Equality
Press Conference Advisory COP 19, Warsaw
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Include gender mainstreaming in EU - article by the Working Group Gender +E3
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Report of the Leadership/Mentoring Training Day on 10 November 2013
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WECF at the COP19 in Warsaw: Women take action on Climate Change and Gender Equality
COP19 marks exciting opportunity for gender equality in the UNFCCC! Parties have several chances to identify priorities and needs and strengthen gender equality in climate policy and implementation.
11.11.2013 | WECF Event



Further Gender related events are:
Photo Collage - Driving Climate Solutions with Gender Equality.  What are the benefits?
It was popular at COP18 and we’re carrying it forward in Warsaw!  Come by our exhibit booth at COP19 to tell us what YOU think the benefits are when climate solutions are driven by gender equality. We’ll take a picture, post it online, share it out, and showcase YOU as a voice calling for a gender-sensitive approach to climate solutions.

Gender Decision Workshop – Tuesday, November 12, 3-6pm
GGCA is honored to participate in this unprecedented event!  Pursuant to the COP18 Gender Decision, the UNFCCC Secretariat will convene the first in-session Workshop focused on gender balance and gender equality in the UNFCCC from 3-6pm on Tuesday, November 12.  The COP19 Gender Workshop will be an opportunity for Parties to share national experiences and consider concrete steps with regard to greater gender equality and gender balance.  19 Parties and 10 Observers prepared Gender submissions, highlighting experiences, identifying challenges and recommending needs to be addressed to strengthen gender equality in the UNFCCC – in both policy and practice.  The submissions are available on the UNFCCC website.

Gender Day – Tuesday, November 19
"Gender Day" at COP19 is an opportunity to showcase the importance of mainstreaming a gender responsive approach in policies, programs, and initiatives within the climate change arena.  During this day, many of our members and friends will lead and participate in high-level events, side events and other activities dedicated to the topic of gender while in Warsaw.  Follow #genderday on Twitter for the latest updates.

Gender at work: points and perspectives toward a gender-responsive and transformative climate policy
18:30-20:00, Nov 19 – COP19 Gender Day – Room Wroclaw
Join us for an engaging discussions as we assess progress and identify gaps that need to be addressed to achieve gender equality including suggestions for action and next steps.  We are honored to cohost the event with WEDO, GenderCC  and Life e.V.  Follow #genderday on Twitter as well as @GGCA_gender @WEDO_worldwide @GenderCC @ulrike_LIFE for updates!