COP21 Side Event on Gender-Responsiveness as a Tool to Increase Environmental Sustainability and Energy Access

ENERGIA and IUCN invite you to a panel discussion on

Gender Responsiveness as a Tool to Increase Environmental Sustainability and Energy Access

On the occasion of the 21st Conference Of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  (COP21)

Featuring remarks from: 

Sheila Oparaocha, International Coordinator ENERGIA and SE4All CSO representative
Melina Campos, Climate Change, Energy and Development Coordinator, Hivos
Andy Wehkamp, Managing Director for Renewable Energy, SNV
Mario Hernandez, Executive Director, Semilla de Sol, Guatemala
Raju Laudari, Assistant Director, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Nepal
Dominique Lallement, Gender consultant, World Bank 

Moderated by: Ana Rojas, IUCN Global Gender Office

Gender equality is a key component for the new climate change agreement and the mitigation efforts for the pre-2020 period. In addition, gender equality has been identified as a key component for climate finance, particularly under the Green Climate Fund.

Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies, to institutional reforms and project development, increasing energy access and providing a low emission development pathways for many around the world. It has been a central pillar of the commitments towards achieving universal access to modern energy and recognized as a cornerstone within the Sustainable Development Goals.

This side event will showcase how initiatives from regional and international organizations, as well as civil society, can contribute to the design, implementation and financing of a Gender-Responsive Mitigation Framework and further clarify the co-benefits that can be generated from utilizing such an approach.

Date:        Monday, December 7, 2015
Time:       5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Place:       IUCN Pavilion, UNFCCC Blue Zone