WGC Issue Briefs


You can access the Women and Gender Constituency Issue Brief PDFs below:

WGC Opening Intervention at COP25


  Thank you Chair, my name is Antonia Zambra, from Chile, and I speak on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency. We come today in solidarity with feministas who are with allies, hosting the Cumbre de los Pueblos. Women and feminists have been on the frontlines of the protests in Chile, as they are… Read More

WGC Feminist Demands at COP25


Download here: ENGLISH | SPANISH | FRENCH At COP25, the WGC demands Parties to: Deliver on a 5-year Lima Work Programme on Gender with a robust Gender Action Plan; Deliver on ambition, including finance; Effectively address loss and damage and climate-induced migrations; Place communities over markets; Preserve the ocean; Ensure gender-responsive action under the Koroniva Joint… Read More

The Women and Gender Constituency’s submission on the Gender Action Plan


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Background: Parties and observers were asked sharing information on the implementation of the gender action plan, identifying areas of progress, areas for improvement and further work to be undertaken in subsequent action plans, as mandated in FCCC/SBI/2018/22, paragraph 104 due 8/31/2019 The Women and Gender Constituency views a comprehensive, targeted and resourced gender action plan… Read More

Social Injustice & Climate Chaos: Feminist Response to Cancellation of COP25


“Regardless of where the COP25 will be held, the world will not take its eyes off Chile, or what the people are demanding.” October 31, 2019 — Yesterday, October 30th, the Government of Chile announced that it would not host the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Summit “COP25” in the country, in view of the … Read More

Human Rights Council 41st Session Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights and Climate Change: climate action, good practices and lessons learned


Written by: Hwei Mian Lim (Senior Programme Officer at Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women – ARROW). At the recent 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, a Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights and Climate Change: Climate Action, Good Practices and Lessons Learned [1] was held on 28 June 2019. The… Read More

APPLY NOW: 5th Annual ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’ Awards


The Women and Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 5th Annual ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’ Awards! These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. All types of activists, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change are encouraged to apply. Three winning award… Read More

Meet the 2018 Gender Just Climate Solution Winners


On Monday December 10th, the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Women and Gender Constituency held its annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Award and publication launch at the climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland. The Awards celebrate gender-just solutions- aiming to support and scale up innovative initiatives that put equity and sustainability at heart. These… Read More

Peoples’ voices and urgent solutions dismissed at COP24 in Katowice


Press Release | 17 December, 2018 | Katowice, Poland Photo by WWF-New Zealand / David Tong After two weeks of intense negotiations, women and gender groups represented in Katowice assert that COP24’s failure to deliver on the 1.5°C goal and refusal to put people at the  center of climate action exacerbates rather than addresses the challenges facing our planet. The… Read More

WGC Feminist Demands at COP24


The Women and Gender Constituency heads to COP24 to demand real, sustainable, transformative change. The WGC has articulated these demands so we can collectively work toward the future they represent. Download here: ENGLISH | FRENCH | SPANISH Audrey Ledanois delivered the WGC Opening to share these demands. In addition, on Tuesday 4 December, the WGC hosted… Read More

Gender Equality in the Paris Implementation Guidelines


The Women and Gender Constituency is pleased to share its key recommendations for ensuring gender considerations in the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement. DOWNLOAD  Recalling gender equality has been enshrined in the Paris Agreement in the following ways: Paris Preamble “Acknowledging that climate change is a common concern of humankind, Parties should, when taking… Read More

Women and Gender Constituency joint statement on SB 48


May 2018 Real commitment to rights-based, gender-just solutions to climate change is imperative for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. The members of the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) participated in the SB48 climate talks that took place from 30 April to 10 May 2018 in Bonn, Germany. The sessions will be resumed from… Read More

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 hanna.gunnarsson@wecf.org 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