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The path towards COP 27: Gender equality and climate change

This is a virtual panel discussion organised by the Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the UN in Geneva and UN Women.

In the aftermath of the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which examined the priority theme of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes, acknowledging the important role of women as agents of change, and in the lead-up to COP 27, the Government of Egypt, the incoming president of COP 27, along with UN Women hosted a virtual panel discussion on the relationship between Gender Equality and Climate Change and the importance of adopting a gender-sensitive approach in environmental governance.

The Dialogue took place on May 16th from 11:30-13:30 CEST. It provided an opportunity for all the stakeholders in Geneva including representatives of governments, UN entities, academia and civil society representatives among others to reflect on the importance of promoting gender perspectives within adaptation and mitigation policies, and strengthening women’s voice and their meaningful participation in environmental governance. Moreover, it discussed the COP 27 Presidency’s vision, which was initially elaborated through a paper that was launched on CSW66 on how to ensure a just environmental transition.