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Thursday, 31 May 2018

ACP and EU to present joint event at EDD: "Stronger Women for a better climate"

The European Commission with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of states will present a conference on "Stronger Women for a better climate" " at the European Development Days on June 5.

Women are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change: their rights and socio-economic status are not equal to those of men, and they have less voice and influence than men in shaping policies and prioritising how climate finance is used. Empowerment of women is an important ingredient in fighting climate change and building climate resilience as women are primary agents of change and effective risk managers. Their role is fundamental to create solid basis for a climate proofed development. Through a series of concrete examples from international, national, local actors and climate activists, the session will explore how women's voices and actions can be heard and seen to influence climate change policy making at all levels.

The Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) Programme is a €70 million initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States funded by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) to strengthen dialogue and cooperation on climate change with the most vulnerable developing countries. The Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme specifically targets ACP Member States, helping them to better tackle climate change as a challenge to their development and implement appropriate adaptation and mitigation responses. It finances regional programmes managed by ACP regional organisations, as well as a technical assistance component under which the Climate Support Facility (CSF) provides demand-driven technical support to ACP countries and regions. What are the priority areas for CSF interventions? Priority areas for CSF support include:
-Climate change mainstreaming in development policies, plans, programmes and projects
-Implementation of the Paris Agreement, with a specific focus on nationally determined contributions (NDCs)
-Replication and scaling up of successful adaptation and mitigation practices (including ecosystem-based solutions)
-More generally, initiatives that integrate the climate change and sustainable development agendas

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 14:00 to 15:15

Venue: Taxi & Tours, Brussels, Belgium

More information: https://eudevdays.eu/community/sessions/280/stronger-women-for-a-better-climate

Hashtags: #EDD18, #shEDDs #SheisWe