The Power of Women’s Leadership in Times of Crisis
The UK Government have a crucial role to play in supporting women and girls, in all their diversity, to lead on climate change in 2021 as hosts of the G7
The UK Government have a crucial role to play in supporting women and girls, in all their diversity, to lead on climate change in 2021 as hosts of the G7 and COP26. Join the Big Tent and CARE International UK, ActionAid UK, Plan International UK, Women’s environment network (WEN) and the Centenary Action Group as they explore the importance of women and girls’ leadership in the management of the climate crisis.
Experience tells us that diverse women and girl’s leadership supports effective and inclusive action to emergencies – it is, therefore, essential to tackle the climate crisis. In communities and policy discussions around the globe, women and girls are bringing forward effective initiatives to tackle the climate crisis; particularly women most affected by climate change in the global south. Women also have a right to be equally represented in decision making spaces at every level. We shall be asking how are women leaders are responding to the current crises? What are the frameworks that support equal participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process? How can we continue tackling the barriers that remain for women, especially those most affected by climate change and young women, to participate equally? How is the UK using its COP Presidency to address gender inequality and climate change, including implementing the Gender Action Plan? Take part in this much needed discussion examining these issues of significant global importance.
Faeeza Vaid MBE (Chair)
Executive Director, Muslim Women’s Network UK and CAG Steering Group
International Climate Negotiator, COP Unit, Cabinet Office
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Coordinator of the Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad, co-director of the pavilion of the World Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative and Pavilion at COP21, COP22 and COP23
Policy Coordinator, ECOLISE, and previous delegate to UN climate negotiations
(Monday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm