Session 5: Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Gender Equality
The Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Gender Equality will be held virtually through various sessions throughout the month of September 2021. These sessions will showcase experiences, good practices, challenges and opportunities for integrating gender equality into climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the roadmap of the Gender Action Plan 1 (GAP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The event is organized by the government of Chile, in its capacity as COP25 Presidency through its Ministries of Environment, Foreign Affairs, Women and Gender Equality, and is developed thanks to the support of the European Union, through its EUROCLIMA+ Program and the technical support of ECLAC as key strategic partners in climate action and to connect the dots between the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The project also has the collaboration of the EUROSOCIAL+ Program, United Nations System in Chile, and the financial contribution of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The meeting geared to national, regional and global decisionmakers, academia, the media and civil society.
Session 5: Climate Financing with Gender Perspective 10:00-11:30 Chilean time
Sharing and discussion of experiences in the international, public, and private climate change financial sector aimed at integrating gender considerations and facilitating access to funds; and identifying opportunities to facilitate access to international climate funds according to type of beneficiary.
Streaming on Zoom, and YouTube by Euroclima+ and the Ministry of Environment of Chile.
Video message of high-level representative:
- Government of Jamaica: readiness proposal design process to the Green Climate Fund
- Mafalda Duarte, Head of the Climate Investment Funds (tbc).
- María Elena Herrera, National Forestry Financing Fund, Ministry of Environment & Energy of Costa Rica. Women+Nature Program, on access to microcredit.
- Emilia Reyes, Executive Program Director: Gender Equity: Citizenship, Work and Family.
Moderator: Santiago Lorenzo, Head of the Climate Change Unit, Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division, ECLAC.