Gender Responsive Climate Action

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All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), in collaboration with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), and Alternative Futures, with the blessings and guidance of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, C20 Chair, are pleased to invite you to a Hybrid Event on “Gender Responsive Climate Action”, scheduled on Monday, 26th June,  2023 from 11.00 AM to 1.30 PM (IST), AV Hall, All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), Sarojini Path, 6 Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi 100 001.

The impact of climate change is already being felt across the globe by multiple marginalized groups including women, young children, elders and differently-abled.  Various social conditions critically limit the coping mechanisms of marginalized groups, especially women.  Added to this, the adverse impacts of climate change continue to burden marginalized populations – where social roles and status are crucial – making them more vulnerable.

Gender not only determines the ability of men and women to cope with environmental changes, but the underlying structural inequalities can also mean that those changes have a disproportionate impact on women. Several factors contribute to women’s particular difficulties in addressing environmental challenges. These impediments present structural inequalities that restrict the ability to find collective solutions to universal challenges.

Concept Note

The priority issues of C20 focus on solving the socio-economic matters which touch the daily lives of the people. Gender is a crucial issue linking all the priority issues listed by C20 and is an integral part to be addressed in inclusive social and economic development. The cross-cutting issues relating to the sub-theme of ‘climate resilience and social justice’ will be addressed through the event.

The proposed event is primarily to flag issues relating to gender integration in climate-responsive action, policies, and implementation plans – questioning and deliberating on:

  • Why we have to include gender in climate change discourse
  • Why social roles and responsibilities are important aspects to be considered
  • Acknowledgment of women not only as beneficiaries but also as contributors to sustainable development and efficient climate action plan

Apart from deliberations by experts on gender-responsive climate change policies, the event is a platform to share findings and recommendations from the GUCCI Project (Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative) project, as well as women-led solutions for mitigation and adaptation from G20 participants countries.