Two Zones = Two Conferences


The following letter was drafted and shared with the UNFCCC Secretariat, on behalf of the Constituencies listed below: As we kick off 2018 and look towards COP24, we, representing key Constituencies of the UNFCCC, are writing today to share feedback on COP23’s concept of ‘One Conference, Two Zones’. While we very much appreciate the challenges… Read More

2017 Gender-Just Climate Solutions Publication


AT COP23, the Women & Gender Constituency’s (WGC) held it’s annual award ceremony & publication launch for the ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’. Each winner has received a seed grant of 2,000 Euros, travel support for one representative to attend the awards ceremony, one year of mentorship activities from the members of the WGC, and the opportunity… Read More

WGC Announces Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Winners 2017


14 November 2017, Press Conference Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Winners   WHAT On UNFCCC’s Gender Day there will be a press conference with the winners who will talk about their projects and the impact of being awarded. A COP23 official side event: Women & Gender Constituency’s (WGC) annual award ceremony & publication launch. Each… Read More

Press Release: WGC Action #MindtheGAP


MEDIA ADVISORY Media Contact:Hanna Gunnarsson +49 152 04058573 7 November, 2017: ACTION “#MindTheGAP” WHAT On Tuesday November 7, 2017, the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC will host an interactive ACTION at COP23 to highlight the importance of the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and reinforce our demands for the negotiations. We will be… Read More

Building Power at COP23: Key Demands & Events


The Members of the Women and Gender Constituency are headed to Bonn for the COP23 Climate Negotiations. We are going with a set of strong demands: Adopt a robust gender action plan Deliver on finance Plan for real ambition via the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue Effectively address loss and damage Implement rights-based national policies Create a… Read More

The Women and Gender Constituency welcomes 11 new members!


The WGC is pleased to welcome the following new members: · All India Women’s Education Fund Association (AIWEFA) · Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) · Association Jeunesse Verte du Cameroun (AJVC) · FAWCO · Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) · Italian Climate Network · Landesa · Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability… Read More

Launching the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards! (ENG, FR, SPA)


The Women and Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 3rd annual ‘Gender-Just Solutions’ Awards! These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. All types of activist, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change are encouraged to apply. Three winning award recipients… Read More

Women and Gender Updates for Upcoming Bonn Meeting


Updates on plans for the upcoming two weeks in Bonn, Germany at the UN Climate Negotiations. Daily Caucus The Women and Gender Constituency will host as daily caucus, open to all interested in women’s rights and gender issues, from 9am to 10am in Room: Kaminzimmer. Gender Workshop As many of you are aware, the Secretariat will host an… Read More

Rights-Holders & Duty-Bearers


Enhanced participation towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement should ensure representatives to the UNFCCC represent public interest and not private shareholders. The WGC believes that UN processes and agencies must maintain both a coherent understanding and enforcement of the concepts of duty bearers and rights holders. To avoid confusion the term “stakeholder” should… Read More

Gender Just Climate Solutions Publication 2016


This is the second edition of the Women and Gender Constituency’s publication ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Award’. It honors the fundamental contribution of women in the fight against climate change and demonstrates the pertinence of integrating gender equality in all climate policies. Gender equality: fundamental for the climate? Nobody can ignore the effects of climate… Read More

Women & Gender Constituency’s Key Demands at COP22

Key demands on gender COP22

At COP22 in Marrakech, the Women & Gender Constituency demands  real action to promote human rights, justice and a sustainable future for all. The full list of our 18 key demands can be downloaded here: Download in ENGLISH & FRENCH.

Key Gender Events at COP22

Key gender events at cop22

A number of events focusing on gender will be held at COP22. Find out more about the activities of the Women and Gender Constituency, our themed Caucus days, as well as Gender Day and other key events in Marrakesh in our event guide (PDF). Updates will be shared during COP22 on Twitter @WGC_Climate. Don’t miss… Read More

Women & Gender Constituency Submission on Lima Work Programme on Gender

Earlier in 2016, the SBI agreed on conclusions which expressed support to the continuation of the Lima Work Programme on Gender and requested the SBI 45 to prepare a draft decision to be considered at COP 22 in Marrakesh. Parties and observers were invited to provide submissions on views on possible elements and guiding principles… Read More

Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards Will be announced soon!

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The Women and Gender Constituency has received many exceptional applications from a diverse and talented pool of candidates for the second  ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ initiative at the upcoming UN climate negotiations (COP22) in Marrakech, and the selection for the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award has already been made and will be announced on our website soon! The winners and… Read More

WGC Training Session with Moroccan NGOs


The Women and Gender Constituency, in collaboration with the National Human Rights Council Morocco, is pleased to announce a two-day capacity-building training on “Gender and Climate Change” from 19-22 July 2016 in Rabat, Morocco. The workshop will raise awareness of the interlinkages between gender and climate change and ensure that women’s voices are heard and their rights… Read More

Launching the 2nd Call for Gender-Just Climate Solutions!

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The Women and Gender Constituency is very pleased to invite you to participate in the ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ initiative for the upcoming UN climate negotiations (COP22) in Marrakech! The Women and Gender Constituency of UNFCCC and other women, gender and human rights advocates have been actively pushing world leaders to ensure a just… Read More

The Women and Gender Constituency at SB44


BONN, Germany — The Women and Gender Constituency is active at the Forty-Fourth session of the UN Climate Change Conference beginning on Monday, May 16th in Bonn, Germany till Thursday, May 26th. The meetings mark a start in preparation of the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement which was signed by almost 150… Read More

WGC Welcomes New Member!


The Women and Gender Constituency is pleased to welcome its newest organizational member, and longtime advocacy partners, The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW). ARROW is a leading network in the Asia-Pacific, and within global networks, making connections between women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, economic and environmental justice.

A Reality Check on the Paris Agreement: Women Demand Climate Justice


A Reality Check on the Paris Agreement from the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) 12 December 2015 As the Women and Gender Constituency we came to this process asking one question: what is the purpose of a global climate agreement if not to save people and the planet? We see that the world wants hope, that… Read More