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