New York- On Thursday, December 9th during COP16 High Level Segment, the Governments of Mexico, Finland, and Grenada, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Food Programme and the Global Gender and Climate Change Alliance, will host a side event entitled “Gender and Climate Change Finance: Empowering Women to lead in the New Green Economy”.

This event will be made up of high-level leaders on gender and climate change from different sectors and regions, including government representatives, United Nations, civil society and private sector. 

This high level side event will  showcase examples of  women’s increasing empowerment in climate change  finance  and  the  green  economy,  including  reports on new  entrepreneurial ventures, advocacy strides in climate finance architecture, and public-private partnerships, going beyond why it’s important to empower women to a discussion of how it’s being done. The focus will be on capitalizing upon women’s potential and experiences as innovators and agents of change and identifying strategies for bringing them into the mainstream. 

Time: 13:20-14:40
Location: COP16, Room Aguila, Cancun Messe

Click here for more information about the event.

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