The Forty-Fourth session of the UN Climate Change Conferences comprising of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) begins on Monday, May 16th in Bonn, Germany till Thursday, May 26th.
The meetings mark a start in preparation of the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement which was signed by almost 150 countries on the 22nd of April in New York. The meetings are set to focus on gender-responsive climate change policies specifically on adaptation and capacity building, in support of the continuation of the Lima Work Programme on Gender.
First and foremost, the WDF works to address a gap in women’s participation, particularly focusing support toward Least Developed Countries (LDCs) that have already limited capacity and resources to attend and effectively participate in the climate negotiations. The WDF is supporting 17 delegates from 17 different countries to attend SB44.