GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice is a global network of organisations, experts and activists working for gender equality, women’s rights and climate justice.
Table of Contents
GenderCC has evolved in the context of the international climate change negotiations (UNFCCC). Its activities, connections and learning include women and gender experts at all levels, as well as in policy, research and practical implementation.
GenderCC is working to achieve gender and climate justice by:
- Raising awareness and building capacity on gender and climate to improve climate policies;
- Increasing the knowledge base on gender and climate to identify effective mitigation and adaptation options;
- Empowering women and men to actively contribute to mitigation and adaptation;
- Enhancing cooperation on gender and climate issues at all levels; and
- Advocating for gender and climate justice as overarching, guiding principles.
GenderCC believes that in order to achieve women’s rights, gender justice and climate justice, fundamental changes are necessary to overcome the existing systems of power, politics, and economics. The challenges of climate change and gender injustice resemble each other – they both require whole system changes and not just gender mainstreaming but transforming gender relations and societal structures. Not just technical amendments to reduce emissions but real mitigation through awareness and change of unsustainable life-styles and the current ideology and practice of unlimited economic growth. Not the perpetuation of the current division of resources and labour but a responsible cooperative approach to achieving sustainable and equitable societies. Linking women’s rights, gender justice and climate justice is key to achieving these fundamental changes. This is a question of justice and equity as much as a matter of quality and effectiveness of decisions.
GenderCC is led by a Steering Committee of women from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Pacific Island States, North America and Europe. The Steering Committee develops and approves policies and strategic plans of GenderCC; it monitors implementation; initiates evaluation activities, and represents GenderCC. GenderCC is working through regional Focal Points that anchor in the realities of women and communities, channel experiences and interests from local and regional to international level and conduct substantial work for GenderCC such as capacity building, outreach and research. The Steering Committee and the Focal Points are assisted by the International Secretariat, currently located in Berlin, Germany, where GenderCC is formally registered as a non-profit organisation.
UNFCCC Women & Gender Constituency
Since November 2009, Women & Gender is accepted as an official constituency in its own right by the UNFCCC secretariat. The goal of the Women’s and Gender Constituency is to formalise the voice of the women’s and gender civil society organizations present and regularly active in UNFCCC processes, and to debate, streamline and strengthen the positions which these organisations put forth.
GenderCC is currently the focal point of the constituency. To learn more about it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Members and Services
GenderCC welcomes individuals and organisations active in the fields of gender and climate and related issues to join the network. Everybody who is committed to gender justice in climate change policy can join the list-serve to follow debates and exchange information. Anyone can become a full member of GenderCC – as an individual or an organisation.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The GenderCC platform for information, knowledge, and networking at www.gendercc.net offers information on:
- Information and news about gender in climate policy and women’s / gender activities in the international an national climate policy arena
- Research and case studies that clarify and illustrate the gender aspects
- Tools for integrating gender dimensions in climate change policies and measures.