Gender Inequality and Climate Change: How to Tackle a Double Injustice

Co-sponsored by the Government of France, CARE International, IUCN, NGO CSW/NY and WEDO

UN Headquarters, Conference Room 2 (Conference Building) from 11:30am to 12:45pm

High-level panelists

  • Mme. Pascale Boistard, French Secretary of State for Women's Rights
  • Mrs. Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change; President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
  • Ms. Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Deputy Executive Director
  • Representative of the Government of Peru (TBC)
  • Ms. Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Advisor, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Moderator & closing remarks, Ms. Martha Chouchena-Rojas, CARE International Head of Global Advocacy

Background
On the occasion of CSW59, the purpose of this event is to identify ways to tackle the double injustice of gender ine-quality and climate change at a critical moment in time, when governments are to finalize a new agreement on cli-mate change at the COP21 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, but also agree on a new sustainable development framework and renew efforts towards gender equality and women’s empower-ment.
Leading experts in gender and climate change from Governments and civil society will provide an update on the latest UNFCCC outcomes with regard to gender equality and human rights, and share their own national priorities and recommendations. They will also identify opportunities and challenges for a better mainstreaming of gender and climate-related issues in development programming and policies as well as regional and international pro-cesses and negotiations. The audience will be encouraged to participate in a discussion to further mobilize the in-ternational women’s movement to support climate change as a human rights and gender equality issue—and vice versa.

Please RSVP to rachel.rouchouse [at] diplomatie.gouv.fr by 8 March.  Or see the Invitation and more.