The COP27 Gender Thematic Day brings together female climate change leaders

The Cop27 Gender Thematic Day Brings Together Female Climate Change Leaders
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The COP27 Gender Thematic Day brought together women driving climate change at the national, regional, and global community levels to examine gender issues related to the climate agenda. Women continue to be underrepresented in climate governance and debates.

The negative effects of climate change are still disproportionately felt by women. It was stressed that women must be fully included in the creation and implementation of policies in order to guarantee equitable gender inclusion.

Therefore, the Gender Thematic Day, which was introduced on Monday at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP27), intends to raise awareness of this topic and offer a forum for talking about current difficulties in this area.

The workshops are intended to promote gender sensitive and highly responsive policies, tactics, and activities, as well as share success stories from around the world.

Maya Morsi announced and inaugurated the African Women’s Climate Adaptive Priorities (AWCAP) program during the Gender Day opening session. This effort was inspired by the crucial realization that women and children make up 80% of individuals in need of aid after a disaster, while impoverished women in rural regions have a 14-times higher risk of dying.

President of the National Council for Women in Egypt, Maya Morsi, said, “Women are not just helpless victims of climate change, they are powerful agents of change, and their leadership is critical. A bottom-up approach is significant to understand women in communities, their environmental concerns, realities and experiences.”

Women and Climate Change Finance at COP27 looked at the role of women in society and business and how addressing inequalities could lead to different outcomes when it comes to climate finance.

Voices of Women Leaders in Climate Debates, Policies, Implementation and Beyond focused on how women are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis and if given the opportunity they can lead the world out of it.

The ceremony was also attended by Minister of Environment in Egypt, Yasmine Fouad; Usha Rao-Monari UN Under Secretary-General, and UNDP Associate Administrator; and UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous.

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