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A Climate Justice Dialogue: Enabling grassroots and indigenous women's participation in gender responsive climate action (CSW62 Side Event)
14 Mar 2018 -  This Climate Justice Dialogue, co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, will identify the challenges and opportunities in relation to the participation of grassroots women in climate action at national and international level.

The impacts of climate change are different for women and men, with women likely to bear the greater burden in situations of poverty. While progress has been made, including the adoption of the Gender Action Plan at COP23, climate policy in general has not addressed the different ways in which climate change affects men and women. Women across all sectors of society are already leading the way in efforts to build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change.  Ensuring the participation of local communities, grassroots women and indigenous peoples brings valuable local and indigenous knowledge into climate decision-making. This dialogue will bring together grassroots representatives, policy makers and high level representatives to share lessons and experiences in relation to the meaningful participation of grassroots women.
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