Ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment

At the Global NDC Conference 2019, we intend to take a multi-prong approach to ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment is a salient and cross-cutting theme throughout three days of programming.

While climate change threatens livelihoods across the board, women and girls commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from climate change. However, this is not the full picture. Women are also powerful agents of change, as experts and leading decision makers at international, national, sub-national, household and community level. Harnessing this power and ensuring equal rights and access to resources will help us to reach our collective goals more effectively and set more ambitious climate targets for the future. Recognising the importance of inclusive planning for ongoing climate action efforts, gender and social inclusion is an important cross-cutting topic of the conference.

Please find our Gender Narrative and Integration Strategy here.