COP 16. México 2010
Gender and Climate Change Towards CoP16.
Report UNDP Mexico
This report summarises the substantive, administrative and logistical elements leading up to each activity/event supported by UNDP in the run up to and during CoP16. The report is structured in three sections; the first gives a brief overview of the main technical and substantive issues of each event and it is organized in chronological order. Nine events were organized by UNDP in collaboration with other partners:
1. Trainings ―Linking Gender and Climate Change‖ (18-20th August, 2010)
2. Lunch with Leader Business Women
3. Magisterial Lecture Teleconference on Gender and Climate Change (September 9th, 2010)
4. Working session with UNAM researchers (September 10th, 2010)
5. International Forum ―The Gender Dimensions of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management‖ (23- 24th November, 2010)
6. Forum ―Gender and Climate Change, Migration and other Strategies to face its effects‖
7. Global training for government delegates (November 27th, 2010)
8. High Level Side Event ―Mexican Statement on Gender and Climate Change‖ (December 29th, 2010).
9. High-Level Side Event ―Gender and Climate Change Finance: Empowering Women to lead in the New Green Economy‖ (December 9th, 2010).
Every event/activity supported by UNDP was co-organized with national and international partners, mobilizing a significant amount of resources. Partners, such as UN Agencies, UNDP Offices and Programmes, Mexican Ministries and Institutes, International Civil Organizations and NGO‘s, contributed in one way or another.
International Forum “The Gender Dimensions of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management"
23-24 November, 2010
The forum was jointly organized by the Government of Mexico: SEMARNAT, INE, SRE, INMUJERES, CGPC-SEGOB, SEGOB, UNDP, and the HBF in collaboration with the GGCA.
The expected outcome of the forum was to develop recommendations and proposals for integrating gender and human rights into climate change adaptation, mitigation and financing negotiations during and beyond COP16, at the international and national levels.
In order to achieve the latter the main objectives pursued in this forum were:
Create an open space for the analysis and debate of the main thematic issues regarding gender, disaster risk management and climate change at the international, regional and national levels, and to generate groundbreaking proposals on mitigation, adaptation, financing and public policy from a gender perspective toward COP16.
Share experiences and knowledge, formulate best practices, and identify strategies for a gender and climate change agenda that can later be applied to public policy and financing.
Share best practices from governments, civil society, international development agencies and others actors, in order to identify the main agenda of gender and climate change.
Discuss the status of international negotiations regarding gender and climate change.
Identify necessary actions for incorporating a gender and human rights perspective into public policies on climate change.