VoW at COP21 “From global commitments to local solutions: Integrating gender equality in climate change action”

The OECD-DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) and the governments of Switzerland, France, Morocco and Peru co-organised a successful high-level side-event on gender and climate change at the COP21 on Thursday 3 December. The event brought together inspiring actors who are driving gender-responsive climate action from the local to the global level to identify priorities for accelerating the effective integration of gender equality across the whole range of climate actions.
The side-event was moderated by Brenda Killen (OECD). Panellists included: Mary Robinson, Pascale Boistard (French Minister for Women’s Rights), Manuel Pulgar Vidal (Minister of Environment of Peru), Hakima El Haite (Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment of Morocco), Ambassador Ulrich Lehner (Switzerland), civil society activists Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim from Chad and Thilmeeza Hussain from the Maldives, Rupa Mukerji from HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, and Christine Albanel, Executive Director for Corporate Social Responsibility at Orange.
Participants underlined the need to stay mobilised after the COP21 in the lead-up to the COP22 in Marrakech to ensure that gender equality and climate change stays high on the agenda and to turn commitments into action on the ground.

Please find here: Summary of the event