This week in Gender at COP19

This week, the Women and Gender Constituency, along with many female party delegates, clearly laid out their aspirations moving forward. The Gender Decision Contact Group followed up on Agenda Item 15 of the COP. The group is looking to finalize by Saturday their conclusions on guiding principles for the SBI to work with regarding the…
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Young and Future Generation Day

Today was Young and Future Generation Day at COP 19. Myself, Thea, and Heather attended the panel session Intergenerational Inquiry at COP 19/CMP 9. Before the event began, the room was bustling with a diverse group of young people. One young man was joking about casually saying “Oh hey Christina!” to Executive Secretary Figueres as…
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Consultation Document on Adaptation

The recent Consultation Document produced by PROVIA, part of the UNEP, is a comprehensive guide to effective adaptation program options. It is well rounded and covers all necessary fronts. Took a look: Guidance on Assessing Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change  



Workshop on Gender

“In decision 23/CP.18 the COP agreed to promote gender balance and improve the participation of women in UNFCCC negotiations, and adopted a goal of gender balance in bodies established under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol to, inter alia, inform more effective climate change policy that address the needs of women and men equally.  The…
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The value of this experience

T minus 5 days until the first half of our group heads to Warsaw! What a whirlwind of knowledge we have received leading up to this point. CDM, JI, OECD, LULUCF,  REDD+, SBSTA, SBI….acronyms, you no longer scare me! (Okay, maybe still just a little). However I am markedly more knowledgeable of the meanings behind…
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