Sharing experiences: Women in leadership in the UNFCCC

9 November 2021. The UNFCCC Women Climate Leaders Network, launched by the Chilean Presidency at COP25 in Madrid, organised a side event at COP26 on Gender Day. Participants and audience members shared experiences. The Network provides opportunities for women negotiators holding leadership positions in the UNFCCC process to meet and exchange knowledge and experiences; support each other; and work with other women negotiators in the process to achieve gender balance in the leadership, and overall composition, of UNFCCC bodies. The side event was supported by the UK Presidency; and by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Government of Belgium, the Government of the Netherlands (together known as BENELUX) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) kindly made their pavilion at COP26 available for the side event. “Data has shown that gender sensitive policies will likely happen only when women can participate in decision-making processes, which is why having… Read More »Sharing experiences: Women in leadership in the UNFCCC

Network dinner at COP26

Once dinner was out of the way, the tables were pulled together, and the members of the Women Climate Leaders Network gathered around for a storytelling session.

Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women; Tarcila Rivera Zea, Indigenous activist, Founder, Chirapaq; and Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

Reception at COP26

The Network contributed to the Gender Day Reception hosted at the UK Pavilion on 9 November 2021 at COP26. The event included a discussion session hosted by FCDO Minister Wendy Morton, and contributions from Network members, including SBI Chair Marianne Karlsen (Norway), and for SBSTA rapporteur Stella Gama (Malawi).

Launch of the Network at COP25

A new formal network of senior women negotiators was launched by Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, SBSTA Vice-Chair, and Stella Gama, SBSTA Rapporteur and ecbi Gender Advisor, at a side event at COP25 in Madrid, on 4 December 2019.  “I am immensely proud of launching the peer-to-peer network for female negotiators in Madrid, and the Oxford gender meeting in March [2019] was instrumental for getting this off ground,” Dr Anger-Kraavi said.