Climate change

COP21 session - From global commitments to local solutions: Integrating gender equality in climate change action

3 Dec. 2015
11:15 - 12:45
Paris-Le Bourget
Side event

  • Location: Conference Centre - Blue Zone - Delegations Area - Hall 3 - Pavilion 7

2015 represents a momentous year to raise the level of ambition in support of gender-responsive climate change solutions with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the negotiations on a new international climate agreement at COP21.

This event provided an opportunity to hear from actors who are driving gender-responsive climate action from the global to the local level and to learn from their experiences. Based on their insights, it identified priorities for accelerating the effective integration of gender equality across the whole range of climate change responses.

This side event aimed to:

  • catalyse commitment and action in support of the full integration of gender equality in climate action;
  • give greater visibility to the critical role of women’s leadership in driving effective climate solutions at all levels;
  • share successful examples of gender-responsive climate change responses at the national and local level;
  • discuss existing challenges in implementation, including the need to better integrate gender equality in climate-related finance;
  • identify concrete priorities for accelerating the implementation of international commitments on gender equality and climate change.

This event is organised by the OECD-DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET), Switzerland, France, Morocco and Peru.

Key speakers

Opening remarks
  • H.E. Ambassador Ulrich Lehner, Head of Swiss Mission OECD Paris
  • H.E. Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Minister for Environment, Peru, Host of COP20 in Lima
  • H.E. Pascale Boistard, Minister of State for Women's Rights, France
  • Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator of Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad
  • Ms. Rupa Mukerji, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
  • Ms. Christine Albanel, Executive Director for Corporate Social Responsibility at Orange
  • H.E. Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment in Charge of Environment, Morocco
  • Hon. Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, and UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain, former Deputy Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Founder of the NGO Voice of Women, and Member of Climate Wise Women
  • Brenda Killen, Deputy Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD


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