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 in the new agreement, and progress on gender aspects in other areas of the SBSTA agenda. Drawing on her own experience, she stressed that  ” In India, where 60-70% of the agricultural production is performed by women, their extensive knowledge must also be explicitly recognized in the development of Early Warning Systems to ensure their success. Capacity building to women on the use of communications and other tools should be a priority.”