Gender activities leading up to COP23 in Bonn
SB46 Meeting, May 2017 in Bonn
The team of the International Secretariat and several of GenderCC's members are represented at the SB46 negotiations in Bonn taking place from May 8 - 18, 2017.
Gender-related meetings and events:
Daily, 9:00 - 11:00: Women's Caucus, open to all interested in women's rights and gender issues, Room Kaminzimmer
May 9, 12:00 - 13:00: Briefing by the Women and Gender Constituency for beginners to the negotiating process on a) role and functions of the Constituency; b) tips to navigate & build knowledge on the UNFCCC process; and c) key gender related information, Room Kaminzimmer
May 9, 13:30 - 15:00: Feedback session for Parties and observers with updates on the implementation of the Lima work programme on gender, Room Tokyo 1
May 10 and 11: An in-session workshop will be held on the development of a Gender Action Plan under the UNFCCC. The workshop is the result of a decision adopted by Parties at COP22 that requested the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) “to develop a gender action plan in order to support the implementation of gender-related decisions and mandates under the UNFCCC process.” At the beginning of the year the Women and Gender Constituency already submitted a joint submission pointing out issues crucial to be discussed at the in-session workshop and on elements to be included in the Gender Action Plan.
The in-session workshop will take place on May 10, 10:00 - 13:00 and on May 11, 15:00 - 18:00 in Room Santiago de Chile
May 11, 18:30 - 20:30: Capacity for Change, networking event for women delegated. Club/delegates Lounge, 1st floor WCCB
May 12, 17:30 - 20:00: Side event on "Gender Equality in National Climate Action: Planning for Gender-responsive NDCs", Club/delegates Lounge, 1st floor WCCB
May 13, 13:15 - 14:45: Side event on "Accelerating climate solutions through education and gender mainstreaming", Room Berlin
WEDO has prepared an extensive analysis and overview of entry points for gender-responsive climate policy at SB46 which is available here.
In-session workshop to develop the Gender Action Plan
During an in-session workshop, Parties and civil society representatives discussed possible elements of a Gender Action Plan within the UNFCCC. This workshop was the result of an decision adopted by Parties at COP22, which requested the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) “to develop a gender action plan in order to support the implementation of gender-related decisions and mandates under the UNFCCC process
On the first day, following an official welcome by Patricia Espinosa, the new UNFCCC Executive Secretary, civil society representatives, including Bridget Burns, the Co-Focal point of the Women and Gender Constituency, and grassroots women added inputs and demanded that their voices are heard in this process. On Day 2, small groups were formed to address possible priority/key results areas for the GAP, including capacity building, knowledge sharing and communication; gender balance and participation; coherence within the UNFCCC and other UN agencies; gender-responsible implementation and Means of Implementation (MoI), as well as monitoring and reporting.
The results of the workshop will be summarised in a report by the UNFCCC prior to COP23.
Capacity building workshop: Linking gender and climate justice to the UNFCCC process
On May 7, 2017 GenderCC and LIFE e.V. with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation hosted a capacity building workshop on how to link struggles for gender and climate justice to the UNFCCC process. The workshop took place a day ahead of the forty-sixth Session of the Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn. Gender and climate justice activists from different parts of the world came together in this workshop and developed strategies for linking their work on the ground to the international climate negotiations.
The workshop was conducted as part of GenderCC and LIFE's new project Not without us!