From 30 September to 4 October 2019, the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program embarked upon a European study tour in Berlin and London.
22 July 2019
In July 2019, GWEC and GWNET submitted a statement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on behalf of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. The submission will feed into the UNFCCC’s Adaptation Committee’s work on implementation of climate change adaptation actions, informing Convention Parties on how gender should be a cross-cutting consideration of their respective activities.
GWEC was invited to submit a statement as a non-Party stakeholder to the UNFCCC.
Parties and stakeholders were invited to answer four key questions on how to mainstream gender considerations into national adaptation frameworks:
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Our view is that the needs and contributions of women must be integrated into the planning, implementation and execution cycles of climate change policies and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). By mainstreaming gender considerations into these areas, this will deliver greater progress towards SDG 5 (gender equality and the empowerment of women), SDG 7 (access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) and SDG 13 (urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts).
Women in Wind was established as a response to the call for more consideration of gender and climate policy, which has been growing in volume in recent years. Greater gender diversity brings valuable perspectives to social and economic development and – in the landscape of global issues requiring strong leadership and a skilled workforce – few areas are as critical as climate change and the transition to a sustainable, clean energy system.
The full statement by the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program can be downloaded here: GWEC-GWNET – UNFCCC Submission on Gender Mainstreaming – Final.
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