Ban Ki Moon Farewell Event, Kalyani Raj

Marrakech, Morocco (November, 17, 2016) - Kalyani Raj spoke at the farewell ceremony that civil society organized for the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon who leaves office at the end of this year. She thanked the UN Secretary-General for being a force behind significant policy changes. “Civil societies’ inclusion under your leadership has strengthened enormously and we are extremely happy that NGOs have had number of platforms for participation and providing input at every stage.” Additionally she pointed out that in recent years a number of significant gender decisions under the UNFCCC have been approved and thanked the UN Secretary-General for his support concerning these issues.

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SBSTA Opening Plenary, Kalyani Raj, June 2015

BONN, GERMANY (June 1, 2015)– On Monday, Kalyani Raj from All India Women’s Conference, on behalf of the Constituency, delivered a statement in the opening of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), calling for safe, nuclear-free, low carbon technologies and early warning systems, which take into account the rights and needs of women and men.

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SBSTA Opening, Kalyani Raj, December 2015

PARIS, France (December 1, 2015) — On Tuesday, Kalyani Raj from All India Women’s Conference, India, on behalf of the Constituency, delivered a statement in the opening of the 43nd Session of the Subsidiary Body on Science, Technology and Implementation (SBSTA), calling for safe, affordable and gender-responsive technology development and transfer, a rejection of market-based mechanisms in the new agreement, and progress on gender aspects in other areas of the SBSTA agenda. Drawing on her own experience, she stressed that  ” In India, where 60-70% of the agricultural production is performed by women, their extensive knowledge must also be explicitly recognized in the development of Early Warning Systems to ensure their success. Capacity building to women on the use of communications and other tools should be a priority.”

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Usha Nair, ADP 2.6 Opening, October 2014

As negotiations towards a new climate agreement commenced in Germany this week, on behalf of the  Women and Gender Constituency (WGC), Ms. Usha Nair called Parties to raise ambitions, prioritize safe and truly sustainable solutions and ensure gender equality and human rights in all climate policies and action.

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SBSTA Opening, Kalyani Raj, COP20

On Monday, Kalyani Raj from All India Women’s Conference, on behalf of the Constituency, delivered a statement in the opening of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), calling for safe, nuclear-free, low carbon technologies which take into account the rights and needs of women and men.

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SBSTA Closing Plenary, Kalyani Raj, COP20

LIMA, PERU (December 6, 2014)– At the closing of the SBSTA at COP20, Kalyani Raj reminded Parties that low – and especially no-carbon – technologies play an important role in adaptation and mitigation actions, but only if they are safe, nuclear-free, based on the the needs and benefits of women and men, respecting human rights, enhancing resilience, reducing current and future emissions and facilitating a genuine transformation leading to truly sustainable development and climate protection. CCS is not one of them.

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High-Level Segment Closing, Usha Nair, COP20

LIMA, PERU (December 11, 2014)– Presenting at the close of the High-Level Segment at COP20, WGC co-Focal Point Usha Nair delivered a strong statement on behalf of the Constituency, calling all Parties to support gender equality and climate justice!

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