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In 2015, FAWCO's UN Reps Team and Environment Team collaborated to inform FAWCO members about the proceedings of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015. The UN Climate Conference in Paris was of historic importance. While no one from the UN Reps Team or Environment Team were able to attend the Conference, we reported on what was happening. In addition to general background information on UNFCCC (and definitions of the UN’s alphabet soup of abbreviations), we posted summaries of previous UN environment meetings. 
 
In 2016, motivated by the interest of members of AIWC Cologne, FAWCO applied for Observer status at the UNFCCC so our UN Reps could participate in Climate Change Conference sessions in Bonn. We were granted Observer status and three members of FAWCO's UN Reps Team attended meetings in Bonn in May 2017. FAWCO joined the Women and Gender Constituency of Observer NGOs at the UNFCCC and will continue our coverage of and involvement with the climate conference process. 

 

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By Stacey Kimmig and Ayuska Motha (Photo credits: IISD/ENB|Kiara Worth)

The final negotiations have finally come to an end in Katowice, Poland after a more than 24 hour delay on the final sessions due to a stall in the negotiations. The good news is that the Paris Agreement implementation guidelines have been written and agreed upon, despite concern that without...

Now that COP24 has concluded, after a one-day extension, here are some of the WGC demands for COP24:  

Ensure human rights-based and gender-just implementation guidelines  

Effectively address loss and damage 

Place communities over markets 

Create a just and equitable transition for all 

Break free from fossil fuels and unsafe energy systems 

Listen to people, not profit 

Ensure climate ‘solutions’ are...

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December 12, 2018

By Stacey Kimmig and Ayuska Motha

During the second week of COP24 here in Katowice, the Women and Gender Constituency held the 4th Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Ceremony. The Gender Just Solutions Awards are awarded to three types of projects; 1) the best technical, 2) the best non-technical and 3) the best transformational climate solutions. The...

By Stacey Kimmig and Ayuska Motha

The first week of the COP is drawing to a close, and the women’s movement here is pushing their key demands to be included in the Paris Rulebook, being formalized this week. The Paris Rulebook is intended to define how Parties account for their progress on pledges made to reduce emissions in the Paris...

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By Stacey Kimmig and Ayuska Motha

COP24 is well underway, with the bulk of negotiations expected to happen this week. Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) officially presented their special report on global warming of 1.5°C, spelling out the urgency of the need for immediate, rapid, and unprecedented action. As it stands, the country commitments fall short of...

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