Women & Gender Constituency’s position

The Women and Gender Constituency, that facilitates the participation of feminist organisations from all over the world in the Paris Agreement implementation and climate negotiations under the UNFCCC has presented its submissions for the upcoming COP25 in Santiago de Chile.

The GAP and LWP should renew:

  • Support and investment in activities to enhance the capacity of Parties and stakeholders to develop gender-responsive policies, plans and programmes on adaptation, mitigation, capacity-building, technology and finance;
  • Commitments to consistent capacity-building to chairs and members of UNFCCC constituted bodies and technical teams of the secretariat on how to integrate gender considerations into their respective areas of work and on meeting the goal of gender balance;
  • Support for formal and non-formal education and training programmes focused on climate change information and capacity building at all levels, with a particular focus on S.T.E.M. subjects, targeting women and girls at the national, regional and local levels;
  • Meeting the goal of gender balance in all aspects of climate change policy-making, on delegations, boards and bodies of the UNFCCC as well as at regional and national level, and promoting initiatives and programs to support this; including a progressive target, that women’s participation in delegations has improved by 3-5% yearly over three years, including participation rates across regional groups, as Heads of Delegations, and in UNFCCC Boards and Bodies.
  • Provide training / capacity building to relevant stakeholders / parties on how to conduct gender responsive Technology Needs Assessments in cooperation with UNEP-DTU Partnership and CTCN.


Our submission on the LWP’s gender action plan – gender and technology

Women Engage for a Common Future acknowledges and appreciates the efforts of the UNFCCC Gender Team to organize, during the SB50 in Bonn, a three day in-session workshop on the impact and progress of the Lima Work Programme on Gender (LWPG) and its Gender Action Plan (GAP). We welcome the opportunity to submit our views on the different areas for improvement and further work to be undertaken in subsequent action plans.

Recommendations for innovation

  • Increase women’s participation in consultation and decision making processes, as well as in research, development and demonstration plans. This will promote the development, deployment and dissemination of gender responsive innovative technologies and accelerate the scale-up and dissemination of emerging climate solutions.
  • Support capacity building for Parties to produce gender-responsive TNAs, as there is still a lack of sex-disaggregated data at national level. TNAs should systematically include gender assessments that enable countries to determine their climate technology priorities with a gender approach. The CTCN and UNEP DTU Guidance on gender-responsive TNAs . facilitate gender mainstreaming in technology implementation. Special attention should be paid to local communities and indigenous women.
  • Technical roadmaps that are produced by countries as a follow-up of TNAs with the assistance of the CTCN, should also integrate gender considerations and gender-responsive measures, as stated in the CTCN Gender Policy and Gender Action Plan.