COP24: Event One, Gender and Climate Change at COP 24, Katowice, Poland

The 24th session of the Conferences of the Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP24) was held during 3-14 December 2018 . Gender Concerns International hosted two side events at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland highlighting the importance of women`s inclusion in climate decision-making process.

Event one, EU Pavilion: ‘Climate action in technology, financing & policy for gender-responsive adaptation & innovation’.

This event was organised in cooperation of the government of Ireland and focused on gender in innovative technology, financing and policy-making. Gender Concerns expressed its concern over women`s inclusion at climate policy-making level and highlighted the initiative it launched during COP22. Sabra Bano further elaborated that the Post-COP22 Gender Watch International Network (G-Win) was initiated as an opportunity for Women’s and Civil Society Organisations to collectivize a multi-stakeholder voice to audit and monitor the implementation of climate-change and environmentally-grounded sustainability policies and its open for all interested in the issue. Some of the other speakers included Vitu Chinoko from Care International Malawi, Yvette Ramose Vice-President of INWES, Professor Lidia Zakowska from the University of Krakow, Lylian Coelho from SUEZ Recycling and Recovery, Manar Talhi from We Act for Africa and Michelle Winthrop, Development Specialist/Climate and Resilience Policy Lead, Government