november, 2017

14novAll DayGender Day


Event Details

Gender Day is organized by the UNFCCC secretariat since 2012, in collaboration with Governments, United Nations organizations, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and the private sector an annual Gender Day during the sessions of the UNFCCC COP/CMP with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of gender considerations and celebrating women’s climate action.

At COP 23, the Gender Day is Tuesday 14, November, 2017.

Below is the official Gender Day programme:

8:30 – 10:00 Gender Day Networking Breakfast, Bula Zone
‘Capacity for Change’ breakfast, hosting ACE Focal Points, Gender and Climate Change Focal Points, Women Delegates Fund participants and interested participants.

10:00-11:00 High Level Event The economic case for gender responsive climate action

This dialogue will shine a light on the compelling economic reasons why governments are seeking or promoting, and investors (private and public) are funding climate policy and action that considers the needs, perspectives and ideas of both women and men who are impacted by such policy and action. Unleashing the potential of all citizens to address the challenges of climate change can create opportunities for countries to raise ambition in their respective national climate plans.

Location: Meeting Room 2, Bonn Zone

10:00- 11:00 Women Human Rights Defenders, Climate Defenders – Bodies on the line for the planet

Discussion on the ways in which women activists are defending our freedoms and rights, despite threats and violence. Women who defend particular rights, or work in certain contexts, face more threats including those defending lands, territories, water and biodiversity against corporations, state machinery, etc. Contact Noelene and Maria for more info/ No registration needed but come early as rooms in Talanoa Zone have limited capacity.

Location: Talanoa Space, Bonn Zone

Organizer: DIVA for Equality/ PPGCCSD

11:30 -13:00 The contribution of local climate justice struggles to a gender-just implementation of the UNFCCC

Female activists present local perspectives on smart agriculture and climate finance instruments. This is linked to current negotiations on loss and damage. It will also be discussed how local gender-just solutions can be supported by international climate politics and how to hinder false solutions.

Location: MR 4, Bonn Zone

Organizer: GenderCC/ LIFE e.V./RLS

12:00 – 12:30,  The Women and Gender Constituency Presse Conference

Location: Media Center

13:00-18:00 Market Place: Showcasing products and services that support the implementation of gender-responsive climate policy and action

The goal of this Market Place is to showcase products, services and ideas that can support the implementation of gender-responsive Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and/or National Adaption Plans (NAPs). The space available on the day for the Market Place is a foot-traffic area that links key side event rooms. It is expected those visiting the Market Place will be a mix of people who know and seek it out and others who are passing by and stop to investigate. There is no cost to participate.

Location: North East Walkway (leading from/to Room 2), Bonn Zone

13:10 – 14:10 Migration and climate change: the gender perspective

This interdisciplinary side event will explore the impacts and challenges of migration as a climate change adaptation strategy from a gender perspective. It will identify possible solutions and present initiatives by women as agents of change.

Location: Talanoa Space, Bonn Zone

Organizer: IOM/UN Women CMT/WEDO/WECF

Please see updated schedule on UNFCCC Site here.



All Day (Tuesday)


Bonn, Germany



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