Gender and Climate Change - Side-Events - 2014


Building blocks towards a Gender-Responsive 2015 Climate Agreement
Explore the current integration of gender equality in the UNFCCC programs, bodies and decisions and discuss potential building blocks to ensure strong linkages to the new agreement under the ADP

UNOY Nigeria Youth Mark 2014 International Day of Forest(March 21st) and contribute to REDD+

The Youths planted over 200 trees in Lagos ,organize educational fora in schools to promote conservation ,sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks

Raising the bar for REDD+: best practices from gender and REDD+ programs and projects
Featuring key results from a 3-day technical workshop with USAID, IUCN, WEDO, REDD+ SES, UNREDD and others

Planning for sustainable, gender-equitable and climate-proof development
What criteria and targets for Climate and Post-2015 global and national plans are needed?

International Women's Day
The UNFCCC secretariat joins this year's celebrations of International Women's Day on 8 March by highlighting women's inspiring actions and the importance of gender equality for addressing climate change

Young women in action on climate change
A special feature on International Women's Day

World Environment Day - Gender and Climate Action in SIDS
The UNFCCC secretariat joins this year's celebrations of World Environment Day on 5 June by highlighting the necessity to bring a gender dimension to planning, designing and implementing climate actions in small island developing States

Interview with H.E. Ms. Carmen Omonte Durand, Minister for Women and Vulnerable Populations, Peru. H.E. Ms. Carmen Omonte Durand, Minister for Women and Vulnerable Populations, Peru (Spanish)

Interview with Ms.Maryke van Staden, Carbon Director, International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (lCLEI)
(links between climate change, gender and women’s reproductive health)

Interview with Ms. Nalini Singh, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
(links between climate change, gender and women’s reproductive health)

Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Human Mobility: Voices from the Climate Frontlines

Discussion on how climate-related adaptation strategies and resilience measures should be featured in countries’ policies to avoid and reduce the risks of climate-related displacement, with a special focus on the protection and empowerment of women, children and the most vulnerable populations.

Empowering Communities to Decision Makers through Systematic Climate Adaptation

National Adaptation Initiatives(Policies, Strategies, Projects. Programms & Action Plans), Empowering young people; Building a youth task force in increasing climate change awareness and discussions among Sri Lankans.

Africa in a Post-2015 New Climate Change Agreement

The side event explores how Women and youth contribute to climate change adaptation as stewards of change and sustainable development in Africa.

Towards a Gender-Responsive Mitigation Framework for transformative change in the energy sector

Gender equality is a key component for the new climate change agreement. Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies, to institutional reforms and project development

Momentum for Change: Women for Results

This salon-style event will demonstrate how women around the world are taking a leadership role in addressing climate change through concrete examples. It will showcase on-the-ground climate action led by women, for women.


Women and Youth Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change: Yasuni, Renewables and Beyond

We will examine the WECAN Women’s Climate Action Agenda, a full spectrum blueprint for our path forward, hear from Indigenous women leaders, and showcase youth and women as agents of change

High-Level Event on Gender and Climate Change

This milestone event brings together influential leaders to envision a way forward to a sustainable future in which fully empowered women and men can be drivers of change.

Interview with Ms. Lakshimi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
(importance of mainstreaming gender into the Paris 2015 agreement)

Interview with Ms. Natalie Isaacs, CEO & Founder, 1 Million Women
(work of One Million Women in Australia)

Interview with Ms. Aira Kalela, Climate Change & Gender Equality, EU Lead Negotiator, Finland
(gender issues and climate change)

Interview with Ms. Kalyani Raj, Member-in-Charge, New & Sustainable Development Project, All India Women's Conference
(gender and climate change)

Interview with Ms. Farah Kabir, Country Director, Actionaid
(Lima gender work program and gender issues in Bangladesh)

Interview with Ms. Carmen Capriles, Women in Europe for a Common Future
(her hopes for the 2015 deal)

Interview with Ms. Gertrude Kenyangi, Specialist in Forest and Agriculture issues, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
(gender and climate impacts)

Interview with Ms. Bridget Burns, Advocacy and Communications Director, Co-Focal Point of Women and Gender Constituency, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and Ms. Sabine Bock, Director Germany, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)
(women’s rights, human rights and climate change)

Interview with Ms. Susan McDade, Deputy Director for UNDP's Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
(gender issues and climate change)

Interview with Ms. Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
(incorporating gender equality in the Paris 2015 agreement)

Interview with Ms. Usha Nair, Member-in-Charge, Climate Change, All India Women’s Conference (AIWC)
(importance of gender equality)

Interview with Ms. Mirna Fernandez, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)
(her involvement with biodiversity issues in Latin America)

Interview with Ms. Liane Schalatek, Associate Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
(significance of gender mainstreaming and the Green Climate Fund)

Climate Change Education and Training for Children, Youth and Adults: How to Make a Difference

This event, presented by Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (TBC), features how the UN is making a difference through education and raising awareness.

Amazon in destruction: Adaptation, Women and Indigenous Peoples

Climatic destruction of the Amazon and the organization of a program of adaptation and Indigenous Women, in recognition of of its strategic role, the required knowledge and practices, and entitled to direct access to climate funds

Interview with Ms. Tianna Scozzaro, Population and Climate Associate, Population Action International (PAI)
(importance for reproductive rights and why health for women is fundamental in building climate change resilience)

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change through Adoption of CSA Practices with a Focus on Gender

Highlights issues related to gender and resilience to climate change with a focus on climate-smart agricultural technologies, adoption pathways and resources required

On the road to COP21 and beyond – Discover the Youth Climate Action project

Launched for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's Climate Summit, Youth Climate Action is a new tool created on one hand to inspire, empower and mobilize young people around the world

Intergenerational Inquiry

At the seventh annual Intergenerational Inquiry youth delegates from around the world will engage with high-level representatives from Parties and observer organizations

How does Article 6 contribute to the design and implementation of the 2015 climate change agreement?

This event will highlight the need for all countries to raise awareness, educate and encourage participation of citizens from early age.

Youth Proposals for the 2015 Agreement: Intergenerational Equity and Bypassing US Ratification

Youth from around the world have ideas that could shape the 2015 climate agreement.

Climate justice approach to health, food security, nutrition, gender and human mobility

A forum to explore a climate justice approach on food security and climate SMART agriculture, nutrition, health and gender equity

Interview with Ms. Aira Kalela, Climate Change and Gender Equality, Finland
(importance of integrating gender equality into the Paris 2015 agreement)

Adaptation & Agroecology: women's strategies for climate change

Women small-scale farmers are using agroecology to adapt to climate change.