Our input to the Katowice Committee of Experts on the Impact of Implementation of Response Measures (KCI)

Best practices on a just transition of the workforce and creation of decent work and quality jobs, and on economic diversification and transformation

Building effective responses to the current climate crisis requires a deep understanding of how existing and systemic gender inequalities and sociocultural norms can be disproportionately exacerbated with gender blind response measures and policies. Gender considerations must be integrated in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation phases of response measures as well as policies, considering the differences in people’s needs and abilities.

Just transition of the work force

We therefore, welcomed the opportunity to give input to the Katowice Committee of Experts on the Impacts of the Implementation of Response Measures (KCI) with concrete examples from different regions of the world, particularly from the Global South, on just transition of the work force and creation of decent work, and economic diversification and transformation.

We acknowledge the work done by the KCI in integrating gender considerations in its work as part of the continuation and enhancement of the Lima Work Programme on Gender (LWPG) and its gender action plan (GAP).  In our submission we build on this by showcasing concrete examples and best practices from different regions, delivering ambitious climate action towards the achievement of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agendas. Such is the case of the exemplary project in Morocco led by the Union of Women Cooperatives for Argan Oil (UCFA) on women solar cooperatives for a sustainable local economy.

You can download our input to KCI here (PDF).