The Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Gender Equality organised by COP25 was supported by EUROCLIMA+ and EUROsociAL+
Mounting an effective response to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean will only be possible if women are allowed more active and equal participation in decision-making. The Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Gender Equality, organised under the Chilean presidency of COP25, has been developed around this idea. The European Union and FIIAPP supported the event through the EUROCLIMA+ and EUROsociAL+ programmes.
The Directorate of International Alliances of the European Commission (DG-INTPA) highlighted the commitment of the European Union and the EUROCLIMA+ programme to mainstreaming gender equality. This cooperation programme has a line of action dedicated to gender equality and inclusion of vulnerable groups.
Anna Terrón also participated in the meeting. The director of FIIAPP focused on the potential of public policy to address gender equality and reinforce the decisive role of women in tackling climate change. She also highlighted the excellent work that FIIAPP, within the framework of the EUROCLIMA+ programme, is doing with the government of Peru to mainstream the gender approach in climate change mitigation and adaptation measures prioritised by the Peruvian State in its national contribution.
After the initial formalities, a session was held on the importance of institutional arrangements to strengthen the Climate Governance nations. This debate, an opportunity to share experiences with gender equality and climate change, was moderated by Teresa Aguilar, a specialist technician on climate change at FIIAPP.
The Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Gender Equality will continue throughout the month of September. On the 23rd, the EUROsociAL+ programme will coordinate a meeting on data broken down by sex on climate change indicators with a gender perspective. A reflection, discussion and exchange of experiences about the need to disaggregate, collect and process data broken down by sex on climate change to draw attention to situations that affect men and women differently, and that are currently invisible.