Climate& Security – Advancing a Gender Lens


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The United Nations Joint Program on Women, Natural Resources, Climate and Peace and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security invite you to a discussion on the gender dimensions of climate change.

 

In this critical moment of global crisis, there is an opportunity to “build back better” and create a more inclusive and sustainable post-COVID world. Join Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, leading activists, policymakers, researchers, and development practitioners for a discussion on the gender dimensions of climate change. The panel will highlight the associated security risks, and share recommendations for advancing this agenda in ongoing policy debates and emerging investments.

 

This event also marks the launch of two important new reports: the Joint Program’s report “Gender, Climate and Security: Sustaining Inclusive Peace on the Frontlines of Climate Change” and GIWPS’ report “Women Building Resilient Cities in the Context of Climate Change: Lessons from Sierra Leone.”

 

With Opening Keynote Remarks by:

**Mrs. Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders

 

Panelists:

**Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland

**Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

**Ms. Rachel Kyte, Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University

 

Moderated by:

**Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

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