Stockholm +50 is coming up 2-3 June 2022 and the Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition will join the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to talk about feminist climate justice. The result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution to bring the environmental community together the week of World Environment Day, the Stockholm +50 theme is: “A healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity." Stockholm +50 will focus on "achieving the bold and urgent action needed to secure a better future on a healthy planet."
The Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition is co-sponsoring a discussion organized by IDLO: "Feminist Climate Justice: Empowering Women and Girls through the Rule of Law." Also co-sponsoring this event are the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Government of Peru and Rights, Resources Initiative and UN Women.
IDLO writes, "Women and girls are at the forefront of transformative climate action. Societies with higher levels of gender equality are also characterised by less deforestation, air pollution and resource loss. Evidence shows that rebalancing the governance of land and natural resources to provide equal opportunities for women enhances biodiversity preservation, strengthens food security, and promotes the health of communities. Despite this, women remain underrepresented in environmental decision-making, and are often portrayed in climate discourse as passive victims of climate change rather than holders of unique and diverse knowledge and skills. Climate change also aggravates existing inequalities and will produce different effects on the human rights of different groups of women. A multifaceted, intersectional, feminist approach to climate action is necessary to understand how gender identities relate to the impacts of climate change and the importance of women’s participation in catalysing transformative climate action. As the only intergovernmental organisation exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law to enable peace and sustainable development, and with a strong track record on gender justice, IDLO is uniquely positioned at Stockholm+50 to facilitate discussions on how rule of law approaches to feminist climate action can transform legal and institutional processes related to climate and environmental governance. This event will discuss how concrete measures and initiatives to empower women and girls to claim their environmental rights can advance a healthy planet for the prosperity of all, turn global commitments into local action, break through silos, and catalyse progress in the Decade of Action.
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IDLO is a Feminist Action for Climate Justice Commitment Maker
IDLO is advancing their "Climate Justice for Women and Girls" commitment to the Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition: IDLO recently launched their Policy Brief on Climate Justice for Women and Girls: A Rule of Law Approach to Feminist Climate Action, which explores ways in which rule of law approaches can accelerate feminist climate action and proposes key recommendations for national and international policymakers and practitioners. They are also developing a program of work to realize women's environmental rights and climate justice, which includes a focus on promoting women's participation in climate-related decision-making processes, adopting gender - responsive climate laws and frameworks and supporting climate-resilient development. IDLO is also investing in research to strengthen the evidence base on the impact of climate fragility on women, including the impact of human - caused and natural climate disasters on gender-based violence and women's access to justice. To read more about IDLO's Commitments to the Generation Equality Action Coalitions, click here.
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For updates on the Stockholm +50 Side Events schedule, visit: https://www.stockholm50.global/events/side-events
Visit the event page with link for virtual viewing here: https://www.idlo.int/news/events/stockholm50