Toward a Gender-Transformative Agenda for Climate & Environmental Action

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In March 2022, the 66th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) will address the interlinkages between gender equality and climate change, through substantive discussions and a negotiated outcome on the priority theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes. As feminists worldwide prepare to participate in this process, we outline the following necessary policy outcomes required to build an equitable and gender-transformative agenda for climate and environmental action.

Global feminists hereby put forward an agenda for CSW66 that takes the opportunity to fulfill some of the broken promises of last year’s UN climate change conference (COP26), emphasizing the fundamental systems change and global transformations of governance and economic structures required to shield our planet and its peoples from collective climate-induced disaster. 

These demands build from our engagement at COP26 and through the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC, and have been outlined in collaboration with the Women’s Rights Caucus, a global coalition working to advance women’s human rights in their communities and together at the United Nations. 

As a co-convener of the informal, CSW-focused Women’s Rights Caucus, as well as the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC, we are calling for attention to five key issues that can help fulfill some of the broken promises from COP26 and advance a progressive agenda toward gender and environmental justice:

Извор: WUNRN – 18.04.2022