Presentation on theme: "The Global Gender and Climate Alliance Bringing Women to Global Climate Change Negotiations and beyond."— Presentation transcript:
The Global Gender and Climate Alliance Bringing Women to Global Climate Change Negotiations and beyond
GGCA Introduction The GGCA was formed in December 2007 during the UNFCCC COP in Bali. The founding partners are IUCN, UNDP, UNEP and WEDO and today the alliance has 30 partners composed of UN agencies, NGOs, international organizations. Members of the GGCA bring lessons learned from exiting projects to the global arena to influence global climate change policy and decision-making
GGCA The overall objective of GGCA is to ensure that climate change policies, decision-making, and initiatives at the global, regional, and national levels are gender responsive
GGCA Why was GGCA established? Global policies and strategies on climate change do not take a gender perspective into account. UN financing mechanisms on climate change do not address the needs of poor women and men equitably. Global standards or criteria are needed to guide the incorporation of gender principles and tools into climate change initiatives. Limited capacity exists to design and implement gender-responsive climate change policies, strategies and programmes. There is a need for coordinated and consolidated information, tools, and data on the theme of gender and climate change across institutions and countries.
GGCA Focus Areas: Integrate a gender perspective into global policy and decision making in order to ensure that the UN mandates on gender equality are fully implemented. Ensure that UN financing mechanisms on mitigation and adaptation address the needs of poor women and men equitably. Set standards and criteria for climate change mitigation and adaptation that incorporate gender equality and equity principles. Build capacity at global, regional and local level to design and implement gender-responsive climate change policies, strategies and programmes. Establish a network for learning, knowledge exchange and advocacy on gender and climate change.
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