Not without us! Climate justice and gender justice in international climate politics

"Not without us" was launched in 2017 to promote the integration of gender justice in international climate politics and within the global climate justice movement.

Selected activists and gender experts from environmental groups and women’s organisations, primarily from the Global South, will be supported in their attempts to connect local struggles for climate and gender justice with the UNFCCC process, enabling networking with other actors.


Check out the conclusions about the UNFCCC intersessionals of the project team

“The conversation must return to what is at the centre of climate change: Oil and carbon” concluded Melissa Moreano, participant of the “Not without us!”-project after she attended the SB46 for one week. Dinda Nuur Yura, Ndivile Mokoena and Melissa Moreano summarised their individual experiences of the sessions in three articles (see downloads). Their stories provide you with an impression of the negotiations from an activist’s point of view and you can read about their reflections on the progress (or deadlock?) in their focal topics: Agriculture, REDD+ and conflict of interests within the UNFCCC. They do know what is at stake at local or national level and give you a sense of what is going on at the international level.

Find the second article by Melissa Moreano (Critical Geography Collective in Ecuador) about developments on REDD+ and more to the right. The article by Ndivile Mokoena (GenderCC Southern Africa) focusing on the discourse on agriculture was already published two weeks ago. The last article will be published next week! Stay tuned!


Capacity building workshop: Linking gender and climate justice to the UNFCCC process

On 7 May, 2017 GenderCC and LIFE e.V. with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation was hosting a capacity building workshop on how to link struggles for gender and climate justice to the UNFCCC process. The workshop took place 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 to develop strategies for linking their work on the ground to the international climate negotiations.

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Webinar: "From global to local, linking climate & gender justice struggles to the UNFCCC"

On April 20, the project got underway with a webinar hosted by GenderCC and LIFE e.V. The speakers were Ndivile Mokoena (South Africa), Melissa Moreano (Ecuador), Dinda Nuur Annisaa Yura (Indonesia), and Patricia Bohland (Germany), with Nanna Birk (Germany) providing an input on gender advocacy within the UNFCCC, and Kate Cahoon (Australia/Germany) as facilitator. The discussion focused on how their work is connected to the global climate movement and the international climate negotiations, as well as how this space can be used to promote climate justice and gender justice. 

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The project is a cooperation between GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice and LIFE e.V. It is supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung with funds of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany.