Event Description: A truly transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda which works to ensure women’s human rights and gender equality requires urgent, legally binding action to combat climate change. Climate change is undoubtedly one of the world’s most pressing issues- the impacts of which are already eroding the achievement of sustainable development and poverty eradication for regions, countries and people around the globe- threatening to exacerbate already growing inequality worldwide. Climate change must be understood as a key threat to the achievement of gender equality, women’s human rights and any future sustainable development goals / post-2015 development agenda.

 This side event will provide an overview of the links between climate change and gender equality, analyze the climate change policy landscape and crucial links to the Post-2015/ SDG processes, the impacts of trade negotiations and equitable financing for climate mitigation and adaptation, and explore sustainable solutions and key opportunities for mobilization.

Wednesday, March 19th,

12:30-2:00pm – CCUN, Chapel

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  • Bridget Burns (WEDO) – Moderator – Linkages & Overview of policy landscape
  • Kenyangi Gertrude (SWAGEN- Uganda)- Sustainable Solutions (agro-ecological and organic agriculture)
  • Kalyani Raj (All India Women’s Conference)- Sustainable Solutions (solar project/ renewables)
  • May Boeve TBC (350.org)- Sustainable Solutions (fossil fuel divestment)
  • Tessa Khan (APWLD) – Impact of trade & financing mechanisms (ex. TPP, World Bank in GCF, etc.)
  • Emilia Reyes (Equidad de Genero)- Linkages to Post-2015 Process/ developing a holistic strategy

(Co-Organized by: Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD), Equidad de Genero)

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