Opening interventions at COP21


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PARIS, France (Dec. 1, 2015) – On Tuesday, several interventions were held on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency during the opening plenaries at COP21. Bridget Burns from Women’s Environmental and Development Organization (USA) called in the COP opening plenary “for a true act of defiance” that would let us leave this COP committing… Read More

Press Conference: Women Present Key Demands for World Leaders at COP21


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PARIS, FRANCE, November 30, 2015​– On Monday, November 30 at 15:30-16:00, the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) held its first press conference at the Paris UN Climate Talks. Speakers presented their key demands for a just and gender-responsive climate agreement and included: Camille Risler, APWLD (A​sia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development) Kalyani Raj, AIWC… Read More

COP21: Women’s Pavilion/ ‘Gender-Just Solutions Exhibition’


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From 30 November to 11 December, the Women and Gender Constituency will host a ‘Women’s Pavilion and Gender-Just Solutions Exhibition’ in the Climate Generations Area of COP21 in Le Bourget, Paris. The space will aims to: Highlight a ‘gender-just’ climate solutions agenda; highlighting decentralized, locally owned, safe and sustainable climate solutions which work for women and… Read More

COP21 Opening Plenary, Bridget Burns, December 2015


PARIS, France (Dec. 1, 2015)  – On Tuesday, Bridget Burns from Women’s Environmental & Development Organization, USA, held an intervention on behalf of the Constituency in the Joint COP/CMP Opening Plenary. Refering to the ‘act of defiance’ called for by some Heads of State on the previous day, she argued that “a true act of… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

High-level segment, Titilope Akosa, COP21


PARIS, France (December 8, 2015) — On Tuesday, Titilope Akosa delivered a statement to the high-level segment of COP21 on behalf of the Constituency. In her intervention she reminded Parties that it is now time to ensure “‘an ambitious and fair agreement”. She stressed that ‘all climate actions, both adaptation and mitigation, must “respect promote,… Read More