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Accelerating climate change solutions through education and gender mainstreaming

ACE and Gender side event SBI46

Accelerating climate change solutions through education and gender mainstreaming
13 May 2017, Bonn Climate Change Conference, side event co-hosted with UN-WOMEN
Background: Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Article 12 of the Paris Agreement call on Parties to develop and implement educational, training and public awareness programmes on climate change and its effects, as well public access to information, and public participation in the development of adequate responses. The Doha work programme on Article 6 of the Convention reaffirms the importance of taking into account gender aspects in activities related to Article 6 of the Convention. The event focused on moving forward with the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention, Article 12 of the Paris Agreement, and integration with the Sustainable Development Agenda, particularly goal 5 - Gender Equality.

Objective: This side event showcased good practices for accelerating climate solutions through education, training and public awareness. Experts from the United Nations, governments and NGOs discussed innovative approaches to mobilize climate action and mainstream gender issues with Action for Climate Empowerment.

“Accelerating climate change solutions through education and gender mainstreaming”
13 May 2017 from 13:15 to 14:45
Room Berlin


Ms. Adriana Valenzuela, ACE Focal Point, UNFCCC secretariat Moderator

Ms. Fleur Newman, Gender Focal Point, UNFCCC secretariat Welcoming remarks

Introductory Presentation

13:25-13:45 Ms. Verona Collantes, UN Women
pdf-icon “Accelerating climate solutions through gender mainstreaming” (434 kB)

Good practices and lessons learned on gender and action for climate empowerment

13:45-14:45 Ms. Hannah Stanton, The Goals pdf-icon “Empowering leaders for implementing SDGs” (539 kB)

Ms. Anna Peters, Federation of Young European Greens pdf-icon “Empowering young women for climate action” (378 kB)

Ms. Linda Siegele, University College London, Faculty of Laws “Women's Leadership in Climate Diplomacy”

Ms. Ruth Spencer, Antigua and Barbuda pdf-icon “Feedback on Listening & Learning Climate Justice Dialogue Event” (284 kB)

Ms. Navina Sanchez, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
pdf-icon “Mainstreaming Gender and Vulnerable Groups considerations in the NAP process / NDCs” (397 kB)

Ms. Anne Barre, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)
pdf-icon “From Gender Just Climate Solutions to gender responsive climate policies” (716 kB)

Question and answer session