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WOCAN at the COP21

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 9:00pm to Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 9:00pm

(Europe/Paris)

Jeannette Gurung and WOCAN Core Associate, Maria Lee will be attending the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) in Paris from 4-11 Dec. Jeannette will be on the panel of various side events highlighting the W+ Standard as a mechanism that can be applied by projects to measure the results related to women’s empowerment. Jeannette and Maria will also be actively engaging with the Women’s Major Group to advocate for gender responsive climate negotiation process and agreement. Please find below the list of activities and please join us. 

WOCAN at COP21

WOCAN Side Event: Gender and Climate Finance

When: Monday, 07 Dec- 10:00 to 11:30

Where: IUCN Pavilion- Blue Zone

Description: The objectives of this session is to share perspectives of investors on the benefits of investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment and their approaches to do so, highlight gender policies and mechanisms of the Green Climate Fund and to share a tool to measure outcomes of investments that benefit women (W+ Standard)

Moderator:  Jeannette Gurung, WOCAN

Discussants 
Jacob Waslander    Green Climate Fund Board member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Bernard Giraud      The Livelihoods Fund, France 
Maria Lee                WOCAN W+ Standard
Raju Laudari          Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Nepal
Lorena Aquilar       IUCN, USA
Liane Schalatek      Heinrich Boll Stiftung North America

More detail: http://www.wocan.org/events/wocan-cop21-side-event-gender-and-climate-finance 

Gender Day: From Global Commitments to Local Action: National Approaches to Mitigating Climate Change and Advancing Gender Equality- High-level COP21 gender side event 

When: Tuesday, 08 Dec- 16:45 to 18:15

Where: OR 01, IUCN Pavilion- Blue Zone

Description:  The objectives of this side event are as follows:

  • To discuss strategies, results, outcomes and challenges of country-, context- and sector-specific examples;
  • To provide opportunity for governments and stakeholders to discuss the continued implementation of gender-responsive mandates for action on climate change at the UNFCCC and at all levels;
  • To spotlight government action to implement gender-responsive climate change mitigation, motivating others to follow suit.

Speakers:

  • H.E. Julia Duncan Cassell, Liberia;
  • H.E. Tarja Halonen, Finland;
  • H.E. Taher El Shakhsheir, Jordan;
  • H.E. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru;
  • H.E. Julie Bishop, Australia;
  • Mr. Eric Postel, United States;
  • Mr. Raju Laudari, Nepal;
  • Mr. BounEua Khamphilavanh, Lao P.D.R.;
  • Ms. Jeannette Gurung, WOCAN;
  • Ms. Lorena Aguilar, IUCN

Get more info: http://www.wocan.org/events/cop21-side-event-high-level-side-event-occasion-gender-day

 

WOCAN session at the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) Exhibition space

When: Friday, 04 Dec - 10:00 to12:00

Where: Climate Generation Area

Description:   Jeannette will present and discuss the W+ Standard at the WGC exhibition space and use this opportunity to network with WOCAN members who are attending COP21.

 Speakers: Jeannette Gurung

Launch of the Fairtrade Climate Standard

When: Friday, 04 Dec – 16:00 to 19:30

Where: Paris city center – Location TBC. By invitation only.

Description: The Gold Standard, Fairtrade International, project developers and commercial partners will be showcasing the new Fairtrade Climate Standard and announcing the first commercial commitments to purchase Fairtrade Carbon Credits. There will be a panel discussion followed by a cocktail and networking event. Jeannette will be attending this event.

Speakers: Fairtrade International, Gold Standard

Global Landscape Forum: Livelihoods' special event during the COP21 in Paris - The Fund for Family Farming

When: Saturday, 05 Dec - 13:15 to 17:00

Where: Palais de Congrès de Paris

Description: The event, co-organized in conjunction with the Global Landscapes Forum on Dec 5-6, will gather more than 2000 leaders from all over the world following an official introduction to the Forum by Mr. Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone, Mrs Ségolène Royal, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Mr. Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chair of COP21.

Full Agenda

Global Landscape Forum: Gender Pavilion

When: Sunday, 06 Dec

Where: Palais de Congrès de Paris

Description: WOCAN is participating in the Gender Pavilion exhibition and discussions on mitigation, adaptation and generate key messages and lessons for the GLF outcome document

Speakers: CGIAR, CCAFS, WEDO

Projects and Programs: Towards a Collaborative Approach-Integrating Project Level REDD+ intoNational REDD+ Programs

When: Tuesday, 8 December 17:30 - 19:30

Where: 1 Rue Paul Baudry 75008 Paris, France

Description: As Peru announces its national reference level and launches its national REDD+ program registry, the Peruvian Ministry of Environment acknowledges the value project level REDD+ activities have brought to the development and effective implementation of national level programs.  REDD+ projects around the globe have demonstrated that REDD+ can deliver sustainable economic development goals, emissions reductions, and private sector investment in REDD+ countries. Integrating projects into scaled national level programs presents challenges and opportunities, and we’ll discuss the benefits of committing to a collaborative approach.

Speakers: Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Otálora, Minister of Environment Peru