Feminist Climate Activism in 2021 – events, submissions and information

We continue to live with muli-layered crises globally. Although many conferences and events had been postponed to this year, they will not take place in person but online and call for well-organized virtual feminist advocacy. In this post you will find key important dates, submission deadlines and information to build up strong feminist climate activism… Read More

Gender Just Climate Solutions: Celebrating the accomplishments of 15 award winners on the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement

PUBLICATION LAUNCH: Five years after the signature of the Paris Agreement,the Women and Gender Constituency is proud to present the accomplishment of 15 award winners who implement Gender Just Climate Solutions all around the world. They showcase climate resilient and transformative development models that bring multiple social and environmental benefits. We know that real solutions… Read More

The WGC at the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues

The UNFCCC Climate Dialogues were organized by the SB chairs Tosi Mpanu Mpanu (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Marianne Karlsen (Norway), in collaboration with the COP 25 Presidency and incoming COP 26 Presidency and  took virtually place between 23 November to 4 December 2020. During the dialogues the network of the Women and Gender Constitueny… Read More

Race-to-Zero Events: Gender-Responsive and Socially Equitable Resilience

Our events have been part of the Race-to-Zero dialogues that took place from 9-19th November 2020. The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) together with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) co-organized these events. We convened three times to discuss how to ensure gender-responsive and socially equitable resilience with slightly different focus each date to… Read More

The WGC’s Webinar Series: “Communications for Gender Just Climate Action”

The Women and Gender Constituency organized a three-part webinar series on “Communications for Gender Just Climate Action” in October 2020. This series was designed for anyone working on gender and climate change, regardless of your previous communications experience. Webinar 1: Digital Advocacy, introduced the series. Neha Gupta of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law… Read More

The WGC’s “Advocacy for Gender Just Climate Action” Virtual Event

The Women and Gender Constituency organized the webinar “Advocacy for Gender Just Climate Action” on July 31st from 11:00-12:30 UTC. This was the first of several planned events this year both showcasing and addressing designers and implementers of gender just climate solutions. Climate ambition does not only refer to mitigation commitments but to transforming climate… Read More

Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Action Through National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

photo credit: NAP Global Network, International Institute for Sustainable Development The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network has published it’s second synthesis report Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Action Through National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process provides an unprecedented opportunity to reduce vulnerability to climate change, while also redressing social and gender… Read More

New Video Launched: Global Feminist Climate Advocacy

April 21, 2020 The current COVID-19 pandemic reveals the inequalities and weaknesses of our existing exploitative economic and societal models. Now more than ever before we have to build in solidarity with our communities and form power and strength in global movements that offer answers to the injustices we face. For decades, feminists from around… Read More

Feminist climate activism in 2020: dates, submission deadlines and information

A new year has got started and we hope that 2020 will raise ambition and bring us closer towards a feminist, just and 1.5°C world! In this post you will find key important dates, submission deadlines and information to build up strong feminist climate activism in 2020. 2020 is filled with major milestones also outside… Read More

For Climate Justice, We Need People Power

Photo by: Anabelle Avril/ WECF The COP25 climate talks concluded in the late afternoon on Sunday – almost two days after its scheduled end time. Civil society watched as Parties attempted to water down commitments to action and ambition in the Paris Agreement, thrust responsibility for loss and damage onto those countries suffering first and… Read More

Advances for Gender Equality at COP25

Photo by: Annabelle Avril-WECF Women and Gender Groups Applaud Gender Action Plan at COP 25 After nearly two weeks of negotiations at COP 25 climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain, the governments have adopted a new 5-year Gender Action Plan (GAP) that progressively builds upon the first GAP, and works to address many of the concerns raised… Read More

Testimonies By Women and Gender Rights Defenders at the Peaceful Protest

‘As I peacefully held onto a banner, several police officers tried to rip the banner from my hands by prying my fingers open and dragging me with them as they pulled the banner but I refused to let go’ Kavita Naidu, Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law & Development —— While in the hall the… Read More

Police Turns Violent at Peaceful Protest by Women

For immediate release 12 December 2019 COP25, Madrid Feminists joined Wednesday’s peaceful protest with indigenous peoples, youth, trade unions and other climate activists to call for more ambition in the current climate negations. The peaceful action calling for human rights and gender equality in climate negotiations turned violent by the police when they used excessive… Read More

COP 25 Decision On Markets More Important Than Human Rights

For Immediate Release 06 December 2019 COP 25, Madrid, Spain After the first week of climate negotiations at COP 25, it becomes clear that governments are willing to compromise Human Rights to adopt rules on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement that will endanger human rights and harm the environment in the name of climate… Read More