Intervention for Presidency’s Open Dialogue with NGO Constituencies and Parties, Lisa Göldner

Bonn, Germany (November 8, 2017) –Lisa Göldner of GenderCC in Presidency’s Open Dialogue with NGO Constituencies and Parties delivered the intervention on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency. She re-emphasised the importance of full and equal participation of women and other marginalised peoples’ groups in UNFCCC process and the necessary  funding to support those groups. She also highlighted that civil society’s unique perspective should be promoted, such as  gender-just solutions which is showcased by the Women and Gender Constituency. She also shared the concerns of other Constituencies and urged the Convention must engage civil society to ensure a transparent process.

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Intervention for Informal stocktaking plenary by the President, Dinda Yura

Bonn, Germany (November 11, 2017) – Unfortunately no interventions by Constituencies could be delivered in the Informal stocktaking plenary by the President. In the intervention Dinda Yura would have delivered on behalf of Women and Gender Constituency, she would have began with the intervention with congratulating Parties on the finalization of the text for the Gender Action Plan. She emphasised that the Gender Action Plan shill advance the implementation of existing gender-related decisions and mandates under the UNFCCC towards the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the process and towards the development and implementation of gender-responsive climate policies. She also urged the Parties to committ to work on the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples platform. Lastly, she expressed her concern about the negotiations have been conducted behind closed doors, therefore wanted to stress our demand for a transparent and inclusive process.

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SBI 46 Closing, Lisa Göldner

Bonn, Germany (May 18, 2017) – Unfortunately no interventions by Constituencies could be delivered in the closing plenary of SBI46. In the intervention Lisa Göldner would have delivered in the name of the Women and Gender Constituency, we thank Parties and Observers on the progress made at the in-session workshop towards developing a Gender Action Plan under the UNFCCC and stress that for it to be ambitious and comprehensive, it has to be anchored as an action plan informing all UNFCCC workstreams, moving us towards progress on gender-responsive climate policy in developing and developed countries alike as well as on women’s full and equal participation in all levels of decision-making. We urge Parties to make explicit financial commitments to ensure that it will be effectively implemented. Regarding the in-session workshop on opportunities to further enhance the effective engagement of observers, we call on Parties to strengthen the role of civil society groups representing ‘rights-holders’ such as women, youth, indigenous peoples and workers. Furthermore we called for funding for gender-responsive initiatives and spoken on the aption of the PCCB workplan.

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SBSTA 46 Closing, Deborah Mugerwa Nalwanga

Bonn, Germany (May 18, 2017) – At the closing session of SBSTA Deborah Mugerwa Nalwanga delivered the intervention on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency. She pointed out that the multi-stakeholder dialogue on the local communities and indigenous peoples platform represents the need to ensure the inclusion of indigenous peoples‘ and local communities‘ traditional knowledge in all agenda items under the Paris Agreement and to uphold indigenous peoples‘ rights and especially indigenous women’s rights when implementing and monitoring NDCs and in all climate actions. She further emphasised that actions in the agricultral and land use sector have to be holistic and should complement emission reductions, as there is no space for offsets in a 1.5°C climate change scenario. Finally, she pointed out the necessity of further discussions on the five principles of the technology framework under Article 10, paragraph 4, of the Paris Agreement as well as on the structure of the technology framework.

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APA 1-3 Opening, Dinda Yura

Bonn, Germany (May 08, 2017) – At the opening session of the APA Dinda Yura delivered the intervention on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency. She emphasised that all matters under the APA must be dealt with in a holistic view taking into account the preamble of the Paris Agreement that acknowledged gender equality, the empowerment of women, intergenerational equity, human rights, the rights of indigenous people, and a just transition of the workforce.
She pointed out that a process needs to be established to allow for the systematic review of these principles in all matters related to the APA. In addition, there must be coherence between the transparency framework and other key elements such as Adaptation Fund, Global Stocktake, NDCs and the compliance mechanism. Not least of all Dinda demanded that climate finance must be 100% gender-responsive.

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SBI 46 Opening, Ndivile Mokoena, May 2017

Germany, Bonn (May 9, 2017) – Ndivile Mokoena of GenderCC South Africa, for the opening of the SBI, emphasized the importance of the development of the Gender Action Plan. It is crucial that this plan addresses greater coherence among the thematic areas, boards and bodies of the UNFCCC, on efforts to implement gender-responsive climate policy, as well as making progress on ensuring women’s full and equal participation in all levels of decision-making. She also raised questions concerning the terminology of ‘non-Party stakeholders’, as it cannot not be applied to all stakeholders equally: some actors represent individuals that are right holders, whereas others are representing private economic interests, which may be conflicting with the ultimate goal of the Convention.

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SBSTA 46 Opening, Kate Cahoon

BONN, Germany (May 8, 2017) – Kate Cahoon of GenderCC, in the opening intervention of the SBI addressed the indigenous peoples platform and emphasized that indigenous peoples rights and especially indigenous women’s rights and perspectives have to be upheld when implementing and monitoring NDCs. She also welcomed the discussion of the technical expert groups on how to ensure economic transformation as well as a just transition of the workforce in the context of sustainable and gender-just development. She stressed that when talking about just transition from a women’s rights and feminist perspective it is crucial to look at current socially constructed roles and sectors including unpaid care work.

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APA 1 Closing, Olfa Jalessi, May 2016

BONN, Germany (May 26, 2016) – Olfa Jalessi, of GenderCC, in a closing intervention under the APA, insisted on the urgency of transforming the Paris Agreement into efficient climate action, and how integrating gender in all climate actions will help us improve their efficiency, thus helping raise the ambition and accelerate the process. She stated, “every time we apply a gender lens to a climate issue we are sure to provide a more appropriate and more equitable response. For example, with public transport policies: if we want to efficiently curb down the use of individual cars, especially in cities or in and out of cities, we need to take into account the specific needs of women and men and their use and access to transport systems, such as safety concerns.”

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SBI Opening, Kate Cahoon, December 2015

PARIS, France (December 1, 2015) — On Tuesday, Kate Cahoon from GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice, Germany, on behalf of the Constituency, delivered a statement in the opening of the 43nd Session of the Subsidiary Body Implementation (SBI), calling for further progress under the Lima Work Programme on Gender following the first workshop on gender-responsive policy in relation to mitigation actions and technology transfer and development in June. She noted that “in discussions under the new agreement, the linkages between gender and mitigation and technology are still lacking” and therefore  “encouraged Parties to take the lessons learned under this Work Programme into consideration in their deliberations in the ADP”.

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Gender at work: points and perspectives toward a gender-responsive and transformative climate policy

Event agenda discussing results, gaps and  next steps, and national experiences engaging men in gender debatesand the way  toward gender-responsive and transformative climate policy

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