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While the impacts of climate change are often experienced differently by men and women, with women disproportionately affected due to differing gender roles and existing gender inequalities, Gender Day at COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1 focusses on women as leaders, innovators, and agents of the transformational change that the challenge of climate change and achieving sustainable development demands.

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15 Nov

UNFCCC Climate Action Arena 
Events will be webcast live and available on-demand

11:00 - 13:30

Master Class on Access to Climate Finance - Applying a Gender Lens 
This event will examine how different sources of financing can be accessed to implement transformative climate mitigation and adaptation actions and policies. Presentations are available here>>

15:00 - 17:30 

Tools to Translate, Track and Transform: A dialogue on the transformative implementation of gender-responsive climate solutions
This event explores how tools and methods can support governments as they implement their NDCs, NAPs and other climate policies to ensure that 'no one is left behind' in the transition to a low emission, low-carbon, climate resilient future and more inclusive societies and economies. Presentations are available here>>

18:00 - 20:00

pdf-icon High Level Panel discussion on Transformational Change
(351 kB) Momentum for Change - Women for Results Awards Ceremony
In partnership with Masdar’s Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative, will show how women are leading the way on climate action worldwide


15 Nov

Other venues

7:30 - 9:30 

pdf-icon Network of Women Ministers and Leaders Breakfast Meeting (312 kB)    
Connecting the dots between Science, Policy and Action
pdf-icon Agenda (281 kB)

Reception Hall

Room Cerisiers

13:15 - 14:15 

pdf-icon High-level Panel on Improving Women’s Participation in the UNFCCC process and Launch of The Full View, Second ed.: Ensuring a comprehensive approach to achieve the goal of gender balance in the UNFCCC Process (885 kB)
organized by UN Women and the Mary Robinson Foundation- Climate Justice. The high-level event will discuss a set of holistic recommendations for women’s full and effective participation informed by a research report prepared by UN Women and the Mary Robinson Foundation 

EU Pavilion


Room Bratislava


Global Launch of the wPOWER Hub Partnership Platform
Promoting the Central Role of Women in Clean Energy Entrepreneurship 

US Pavilion 


Women Leaders and the Global Transformation Summit

16 Nov

10:00 - 20:00

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI Women Leaders and the Global Transformation Summit
In the Context of the adoption of the new United Nations Sustainable Development goals and the historic Paris Climate Agreement at COP21, both followed by the perspective of COP22 in Marrakech, the Kingdom of Morocco is convening a worldwide summit on Women Leaders and Global Transformation needed to bring humanity on a low carbon economy trajectory.


COP22 and COP21 Climate Champions
Registration to this forum is mandatory

Palmeraie Palace   Marrakech


Other events

4 - 5 Nov 
17:30 - 21:00

pdf-icon WDF Night School
(322 kB) This two night series will focus on drafting text for interventions, decisions and other written outcomes of the negotiating process, with the aim of strengthening the participants’ capacity to participate effectively in the negotiating process

Contact: Prachi Rao -

Radisson Blu Marrakech Carré Eden

8 Nov
13:00 - 14:30

Feedback session on the secretariat's work to support the implementation of the Lima Work Programme on Gender 

pdf-icon Presentation (216 kB)

Blue Zone
Mtg. Room 23 

12 Nov
9:30 - 18:00


13 Nov 
9:00 - 14:00

GGCA Innovation Forum
The two-day Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) Innovation Forum: Alliance Building, Advocacy and Action on Gender and Climate Change 

12 Nov: 18:00 - 19:00
GGCA Seed Grant Awardees / Ceremony


13 Nov: 14:00 - 18:00
GGCA Member Assembly

pdf-icon GGCA Bulletin (337 kB)

Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Economiques et Sociales Université Cadi Ayyad  Marrakech

14 Nov

15:00 - 16:30

Gender just climate solutions
NGOs from around the world present their good practices as well as their roles in sustainable local economies and climate solutions. The event will highlight key ‘gender-just’ solutions, awarding practical technical examples of projects for climate mitigation or adaptation taking into account gender

pdf-icon Invitation (1050 kB)

Blue Zone
Arabian (150)

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Please see Side Events & Exhibits for more Gender and Climate Change events

Women and Gender Constituency

pdf-icon WGC list (1724 kB) of gender events and exhibits more>>

pdf-icon Let Women Grab The Toolbox  (4335 kB)

pdf-icon Moins d’émissions, plus de droits pour les femmes (3604 kB)

These posters are the result of a collective work of the WGC, especially prepared for COP22, to illustrate our vision of a gender just implementation of the Paris Agreement, and more generally of gender just climate policies.