Event : Women And Water: On The Frontline Of Climate Change

Women confront the impacts of climate change every day yet lack decision-making power to influence climate finance commitments to water security.

- America/Toronto

Organizers: United Nations University- Institute for Water Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), WaterAid, and The Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D) 

Climate change impacts us all – with the immediate effects most often felt through water insecurity. So why we ask, is only 3% of climate finance dedicated to water-related adaptation? As 2030 fast approaches, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets on water and sanitation are still distant hopes, and water insecurity is growing as the climate crisis becomes a reality for billions of people.

As stewards of water, women and girls confront the impacts of climate change every day yet lack decision making power to influence climate finance commitments to water security. These impacts are deepening the devastating impact of widespread gender inequality in our changing climate. We ask our policy makers and leaders to prioritise investment in gender transformative water security at COP27 and to commit to the clear actions defined in this webinar.

The webinar will include statements and presentations (stay tuned for more details on speakers coming soon) which demonstrate water security evidence, WASH as a pathway for gender equality, and the essential element of gender responsive climate finance that includes investment in water, sanitation, and hygiene. Breakout groups will discuss 5 calls to action as we finalize a Joint Statement for endorsement in lead up to COP27.

Please join the dialogue! If you and your team are preparing strategic priorities of water security, climate resilience, and gender, or engaging government and civil society in action for COP27, please join us for this dialogue as we come together for water security and gender equality in the face of climate change. Note the plenary session will have interpretation in French and English.

You will need to register to attend this webinar.

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