SBI/SBSTA Joint Opening, Shradha Shreejaya

BONN, Germany (November 6, 2017) – Shradha Shreejaya of APWLD,  in SBI/SBSTA joint opening plenary, addressed the Gender Action Plan and reminded Parties that a comprehensive, targeted and resourced Plan is a critical outcome for COP23 and that Parties must make explicit financial commitments. She also emphasized the urgent need to break free from fossil fuel and ensure just transition regarding SBSTA agenda item 9 and the Nairobi Work Programme. She further asked the Parties to ensure a comprehensive participation of women’s civil society organisations and gender experts, throughout this process as well as on national levels.

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SBSTA Closing Plenary, Tess Vistro, June 2015

BONN, Germany (June 11, 2015) — On Thursday , Tess Vistro from Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Philippines, spoke on behalf of the Constituency, and delivered a statement in the closing of the 42nd Session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), calling for tools and solutions which utilise “local and indigenous knowledge systems already in place in communities” and keep women at the forefront of their agenda.

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SBSTA Closing, Toan Tran, COP21

PARIS, France (December 5, 2015) — On Saturday, Toan Tran from Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) on behalf of the Constituency, provided a statement for the closing of the 43nd Session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). Due to delays in the programme, she was unable to deliver the intervention in person, yet the written statement shared by the UNFCCC Secretariat urged for Parties to implement the Warsaw mechanism as soon as possible and provide compensation to the ones suffering the increasing damage due to global warming and the lack of mitigation action.

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SBI Closing, Alina Saba, COP21

PARIS, France (December 5, 2015) — On Saturday, Alina Saba from Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) on behalf of the Constituency, provided a statement for the closing of the 43nd Session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI). Due to delays in the programme, she was unable to deliver the intervention in person, yet the written statement shared by the UNFCCC Secretariat highlighted that all efforts at COP21 will be “useless if we do not have a gender responsive, binding, agreement and a strong monitoring and implementation mechanism which guarantees that emitting countries meet their obligations to end their harmful emissions, provide reparations and leave us space to develop”.

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COP20 Closing Statement, Marina Parvin

LIMA PERU (December 14, 2014)-- At the close of COP20, two days behind schedule, Carmen Capriles delivered the statement prepared by Marina Parvin, from the Indigenous Mundas community in Bangladesh and representing the Asian Pacific Forum for Women in Law and Development (APWLD), to bleary-eyed delegates around 3:00 AM in the closing moments of the extended negotiating session:

“I have travelled all the way from Bangladesh, leaving my home and family, hoping to see a commitment to an effective and equitable new agreement that is binding, ambitious and transformative; a commitment to uphold human rights, gender equality, and the rights of future generations.”

Parvin continued: “It pains me that when I go back, I will tell my people that wealthy governments just talked about which lands will be lost, communities displaced, cultures destroyed and which lives are less important.”

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Climate Justice Briefs: Rural Women’s Adptation Strategies – Indonesia

The role of North Jakarta fisher women in small-scale fisheries and creating gender-specific adaptation policy and programs

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Climate Justice Briefs: Rural Women’s Adptation Strategies – Philippines

Lack of government adptation measures among indegnous women and the need for particiaption of local communities

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Climate Justice Briefs: Rural Women’s Adptation Strategies – Sri Lanka

Pervaisive gender discrimination and the need to promote collective adaptation efforts of small-scale Sri Lankan fisheries

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