As the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change contemplates enhancing its ongoing work program on gender at the next climate summit in Marrakesh in November (COP 22), a submission by hbs North America recommends key goals and principles to really advance gender mainstreaming in the climate process and in implementing climate actions.
On Thursday March 17th at the U.N.’s 60th Commission on the Status of Women, hbs North America led a parallel event entitled “Why Are Gender Considerations Key for Climate Finance Actions?” Here is a quick peek into the outcomes of the discussion.
What is the Green Climate Fund? Is it gender-responsive? Will communities profit directly from its funding? How will civil society groups find out if the GCF is funding a project in their country or community? These are some of the questions that this set of five easy-to-read fact sheets answers in straightforward understandable language.
The mass-scale sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany have inspired a political blame-game—but condemning women’s conduct or Europe’s open border policies won’t serve the victims of Cologne or the refugees who continue to need our protection.