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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. 



By Ayuska Motha

The intense 2-week intersessional meeting just ended a few hours ago and I am left with so many lingering impressions - the urgency of climate change, a better understanding of the complexities of reaching an agreement, and overwhelmingly, the warmth and support of the many inspiring women from the Women and Gender Constituency.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

Climate Change Bonn May 2018 2

By Ayuska Motha

Stacey Kimmig and I are now one week into the intersessional meetings at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) here in Bonn. 2018 will be a critical year in terms of climate change action. In 2015, the Paris Agreement was signed and has since been adopted by 195 countries. The goal of the Agreement...

IMG 1625

By Stacey Kimmig

While attending the intersessionals in Bonn, I ask myself, “What would be interesting for FAWCO members to know about these climate discussions?” I try to attend a range of different events, not only complex technical negotiation meetings, but side events and press conferences as well, all in the hope of getting a better understanding of the issues...

By Ayuska Motha and Stacey Kimmig

Today at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference in Bonn, the 2018 facilitative dialogue or “Talanoa dialogue” was officially opened. As part of the Paris Agreement signed in 2015, those countries that signed (or parties to the agreement) agreed that in 2018 they would “take stock of the collective progress”

This article was published in ECO, the daily newsletter written by civil society activists during UN Climate Change proceedings. FAWCO's UN Reps in Bonn are following the progress of the Gender Action Plan or GAP.  

Time to bridge the GAP!

Last November, ECO left Bonn on a hopeful note: Parties had agreed to #MindtheGAP. The what? Governments adopted the first-ever UNFCCC Gender...

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