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Women move mountains in adapting to climate change
Following the success of the International Mountain Day webinars in 2020 and 2021, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Adaptation at Altitude programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) are pleased to present another joint event for this year’s International Mountain Day with the theme: Women move mountains in adapting to climate change.
This webinar will provide parliamentarians and other stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss how to promote gender-responsive climate action in mountain areas. The event aims to:
Increase awareness among parliamentarians and other stakeholders of the interconnections between gender and climate change in mountain areas, and how women are shaping climate action in countries across the globe.
Facilitate the sharing of good practices and lessons learned on strengthening the role of women in climate action and promoting gender-responsive climate action, including through legislation.
Promote dialogue between parliamentarians, experts and other stakeholders on gender and climate change to encourage joint solutions for addressing the climate crisis through a gender lens.
The main target audience for this webinar is parliamentarians and parliamentary staff. However, the webinar is also open to other participants, including experts supporting the work of parliaments, international organizations, NGOs, and development practitioners and researchers.
The event will be hosted on Zoom in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French and Spanish.