New York, April 7–The House of Representatives has issued a resolution (H.R. 98), introduced by Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA), Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) that recognizes the disproportionate impacts of climate change on women and the efforts of women globally to address climate change. The resolution, among other things, encourages the use of gender-sensitive frameworks in developing policies to address climate change, which account for the specific impacts of climate change on women. Additionally, it affirms the commitment of Congress to empower women to have a voice in the planning and implementation of strategies to address climate change so that their roles and resources are taken into account. Please find the full resolution attached to this e-mail.

Issues such as those addressed in this resolution will also be discussed at length at the upcoming conference in New Orleans on April 17th, From Katrina to Copenhagen: Promoting a Fair Climate Agenda. Register today!

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