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 involve many people from different regions.

The events discussed efforts to build resilience noting that resilience will not be effective, sustainable, and will fall short of moral obligations unless departing from current development pathways and deliberately addressing gender and social inequalities. To drive the transformation that is needed to build resilient economies, ecosystems and societies – while ensuring that no one is left behind – all stakeholders must show leadership and commitment in promoting gender-responsive, participatory and representative governance approaches. If you are interested in more details about which challenges and opportunities for transformation and effective climate action through a focus on resilience and social protection have been explored, see the recordings below.

Speakers for the 10 November, 06:00-08:00 GMT session:

Tamani Rarama – Fiji Youth SRHR Alliance/Alliance for Future Generations
Nitya Rao – University of East Anglia
Dinda Nuur Annisaa Yura – Solidaritas Perempuan
Facilitation: Bridget Burns (WEDO/WGC)

Speakers for the 12 November, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT session:

Kyana Bowen – Humanitarian, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Resilience, UN WOMEN
Vivienne Solis – Coope Solidad
Santiago Aparicio – Climate Division of the National Planning Department Colombia
Deissy Martinez Baron – CCAFS
Melania Canalespoma – ONAMIAP
Facilitation: Daniel Morchain (IISD)

Speakers for the 16 November 11:30 – 13:30 GMT session:

Tracy Kajumba – IIED
Elizabeth Gulugulu – African Youth Climate Hub
Gina Ziervogel – University of Cape Town
Olga Dajanaeva – ALGA
John Baaki – Women Environmental Programme
Facilitation: Angie Dazé (IISD)