During the Closing Session of the Glasgow Dialogue at SB56 on June 10, Gina Cortés Valderrama made a strong demand to put Loss and Damage finance on the agenda and clarified, that this is an issue about justice as the climate debt owed by the global North to the global South is beyond measure. Read… Read More
During the Opening Plenary of the first GST Technical Dialogue SB56 on 9th June, Liane Schalatek emphasized that the Global Stocktake must be focused on the principles of climate justice, equity and the best available sciene. Read more about the WGC’s assessment in the intervention.
During the joint opening Plenary of SBI and SBSTA on June 06, Anne Songole from Kenya has recalled that at these intersessionals, Parties should work towards conclusions on climate justice issues, including: finance for loss and damage, and closing the critical emissions gap and delivering on climate finance. Read the full statement here.
During the Closing of COP26 on 13th November Mwanahamisi Singano disclosed the shortcomings of COP26 and welcomed the world to Egypt. While reminding that when you plan your travel to COP27; hypocrisy, false solutions, rhetoric and inaction are strictly prohibited. Read more about the WGC’s assessment in the intervention.
During the resumed High-Level Segment of COP26 on 11th November, Zainab Yunusa called out state leaders to deliver real actions for transformative and gender-just solutions that embody human rights.
On 11th November Floridea di Ciommo delivered this intervention at the second Stocktaking Plenary. She demanded that the COP cover decision must be clearly improved concerning ambitious NDCs, targets referring to “net zero” to not undermine the 1.5° goal, and the language on “Nature Based Solutions” – instead the focus should be on ecosystem-based Approaches… Read More
Virtual (June 17, 2021) – Kavita Naidu on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency, reminded Parties and observers that the world continues to reel from the increasing devastating impacts of the climate and pandemic crisis, which are disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable women in the Global South. Therefore, states must provide scaled up finance… Read More
Virtual (June 05, 2021) – Lylian Coelho Ferreira, on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency, urged Parties, particularly those who use the language of inclusion, to stand up and speak out for our space in this process as we have found ourselves muted in this virtual consultations. In the first week, the members of… Read More
Virtual (May 31, 2021) – Cathy Yitong Li, on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency, reminded Parties of the Paris principles – respecting human rights, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, gender equality, intergenerational equity, ecosystem integrity, food security and a just transition – which are critical to all climate action. These are currently not… Read More
Madrid, Spain (Dec 15, 2019) – Jolein Holtz, on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency, welcomes the adoption of the Gender Action Plan but quickly moves on to calling out the lack of acknowledgment by parties as to how human rights are interconnected with every aspect of the negotiations. She highlights that gender quality… Read More
Madrid, Spain (Dec 10, 2019) – Gina Gortes from Women Engage for a Common Future called out structural violence, armed violence and extractivist violence rooted in patriarchy and colonialism. She laments the lack of progress under the gender agenda item and reminds parties that we are not here to let them trade-off between rights and… Read More
Madrid, Spain (Dec 04, 2019) – Kavita Naidu from the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development reminded parties that the Pre-2020 ambition was developed to lay the foundation for the NDC enhancement. She called out the stark contrast between the urgent need for action made clear in recent IPCC reports and only 68 countries… Read More
Madrid, Spain (Dec 15, 2019) – Antonia Zambra, on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency, expressed her solidarity with feminists at the frontlines of the protests in Chile and of the climate justice movement at the Joint Opening Intervention of COP, CMP, CMA, SBSTA and SBI. She challenged systems that prioritize profit over people… Read More
BONN, Germany (May 10, 2018) – Patricia Bohland of GenderCC, in APA/SBI/SBSTA joint closing plenary, thanked Parties and the Secretariat on the progress, participation and discussion in the gender workshop and dialogue. However, she regretted the pace of negotiations in particular on all APA items and the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform. She urged Parties… Read More
BONN, Germany (May 08, 2018) – Maria Nailevu of DIVA for Equality, in Talanoa Dialogue Closing, shared her reality, her story of women in Fiji standing at the forefront of climate change. As a diverse woman in a frontline community to climate change, disasters are becoming more frequent and aggressive. Everything in the science and our… Read More
BONN, Germany (May 02, 2018) –Kalyani Raj of AIWC, in Talanoa Dialogue opening, welcomed in her statement the decision of the UN and the Parties for initiating the process of Talanoa dialogue, and the work the COP Presidency has put into designing this trust-building approach. Altough she showed understanding for the desire, to avoid ‘finger-pointing’, she… Read More
BONN, Germany (April 30, 2018) – Natsumi Yoshida of WECF, in APA/SBI/SBSTA joint opening plenary, reminded Parties about the great eight – human rights, public participation, gender equality, the rights of indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge, food security, the imperatives of a just transition, ecosystem integrity and biodiversity as well as intergenerational equity – rights-based principles… Read More
BONN, Germany (November 14, 2017) – Ndivile Mokoena of GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice Southern Africa, in SBI/SBSTA joint closing plenary, appreciated the adoption of the first Gender Action Plan under the UNFCCC. She emphasised that the implementation of the GAP needs to be closely monitored and fully funded, and that Parties need to come forward with… Read More
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…. Read More
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… Read More