Highlights and images for 12 November 2016



The Global Gender Climate Alliance (GGCA) Innovation Forum began on Saturday, 12 November 2016, taking place at Université Cadi Ayyad, on the sidelines of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco. Supported by Oak Foundation and UN Women, the GGCA Innovative Forum brought together approximately 200 participants, including from UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), students and researchers. It aimed to encourage, inter alia, gender responsiveness within climate change policies, decision-making and initiatives at the global, regional and national levels.

The GGCA Innovation Forum began with a morning plenary session, which addressed ‘Gender on the Agenda: Where We Are, Where We Are Going.’ This was followed by five separate “Skills-Share” sessions on topics that included: gender budgeting; gender roles in the promotion of sustainable production and consumption and lifestyles; and how to integrate gender into urban climate policy.

In the afternoon, the Forum continued with five additional Skills-Share sessions addressing, inter alia: making climate finance 100% gender-responsive; and using data, monitoring and evaluation to track and inspire implementation of gender-responsive action. This was followed by an evening plenary session on ‘People, Gender and Policy on a Changing Planet.’

The evening closed with a GGCA ‘Seeds of Change’ Award Ceremony, recognizing five innovative projects on gender-responsive climate policy.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage from the GGCA Innovation Forum. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has published a summary report of the Forum, which is available in HTML and PDF format.
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(L-R): Farah Kabir, ActionAid Bangladesh; Gotelind Albert, Gender CC – Women for Climate Justice; Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment; Daniel Seymour, Deputy Director, UN Women; Lorena Aguilar, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); and Aira Kalela, Climate Change and Gender Equality Finland

Aira Kalela, Climate Change and Gender Equality Finland

Lorena Aguilar, IUCN

Farah Kabir, ActionAid Bangladesh

Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment

Gotelind Albert, Gender CC – Women for Climate Justice

Daniel Seymour, Deputy Director, UN Women

Sam Bickersteth, CEO, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Bridget Burns, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

Participants listen to panelists

Skills-Share Session Workshop

Audience member

Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America

Recipients of the GGCA ‘Seeds of Change’ Award

Around the venue


Non-state coalitions