Addressing Gender in Climate Change

The momentum achieved in Paris last year in embracing gender equality and women’s empowerment in climate change decisions and actions reached greater heights this year in Morocco at the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP).

In Marrakech, the parties unanimously agreed to mainstream gender perspective in all action areas of the convention — mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer, and capacity-building. The decision also reinforces the 2014 Lima work program on gender and climate change for a period of three years.

The 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing was the key global policy that addressed women’s role as critical to solve poverty through building knowledge on resource management adhering to Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and the International Conference on Population and Development.

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