COP21: Climate Change Conference Paris
During the COP21 in Paris, Both ENDS will be cooperating and presenting with partners on a number of events. If you plan on going, please consider visiting one or more of these sessions:
Regulating peat land development and curtailing of GHG emissions
Tuesday 1 December 4.15-5.30 PM
Location: Dutch Pavillion
Co-hosted with: Wetlands International and IUCN-NL.
Accountability of results based finance – build on the best and learn from the worst
Friday 4 December 4.45-6:15 PM
Location: Observer room 01 (300 people limit)
Co-hosted with: Carbon Market Watch, Transparency International, Nature Code – Centre of Development and Environment.
What: Here, we will also raise the access to climate finance issue - CSOs and local communities to be involved in the design of projects is the best guarantee climate investments meet social and environmental safeguards.
You can find the invitation here
Experiences from grassroots: Why we need Gender Responsive Climate Finance
Tuesday 8 December 10-11.30 am
Location: the Netherlands Climate Pavilion, Blue Zone
Co-hosted with: Green Alliance for Gender Action, Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres, Mama Cash, Global Greengrants Fund.
What: Globally, women experience some of the most acute impacts of environmental degradation and climate change. Women from grassroots communities are also leading initiatives that both address the root causes and develop resiliency to the detrimental impacts of environmental degradation. While gender equity and local access are principles of the Green Climate Fund, the challenge is to assure that local actors and women-led groups are accredited and facilitated to access climate financing. This discussion will bring together speakers from global, regional and local levels to talk about the opportunities and the challenges in making this vision a reality. A case study of work being done in Indonesia will be highlighted.
Speakers: Carla Lopez, Executive Director Central American Women's Fund and lead partner, Green Alliance for Gender Action / Terry Odendahl, President and CEO, Global Greengrants Fund / Titi Soentoro, Founder AKSI! Indonesia / Neni Rochaeni, Grants Manager The Samdhana Institute, Indonesia / Jacob Waslander, Dutch Board member to Green Climate Fund and Head of Climate and Energy Division, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Facilitated by Cindy Coltman, Programme officer climate finance, Both ENDS
Extra information: Ensuring women's access to climate finance: a pilot in Indonesia
Sessions Outside the COP
Transformative transparency to leverage accountability, more sustainable forest-risk, supply chains, and improved forest-livelihoods
Monday 30 November 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Musee de 'lHomme - Levi-Strauss Classroom
Co-hosted with: Stockholm Environmental Institute.
What: This is Workshop number 6 of FLARE conference that takes place 27 Nov-1 Dec outside COP. See full programme here.
For more information or to let us know you are joining us, please contact:
Cindy Coltman, Partnership Development Manager and Programme Officer Climate Finance for Both ENDS
Together with partner organisations in the Global South, Both ENDS has been working on the issues of climate change mitigation and adaptation and on climate finance for many years.
For more information
Local organisations and groups must be given access to climate finance from the Green Climate Fund. They know exactly what is happening in their local context and what is required for climate adaptation.
Event / 7 November 2016
From 7 to 18 november, the Climate Change COP22 will take place in Marrakech, Morrocco. This '22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)' as it is called officially, is the annual meeting of the 195 countries which have signed and ratified the convention.
Publication / 4 November 2016
Video / 7 March 2018
The third session of our five part series on women's rights and climate finance, Getting the Money to the People: GCF Accreditation and Enhanced Direct Action, focused on accessing the Green Climate Fund through working with stakeholders at the country level (engaging with the National Designated Authority), utilizing Enhanced Direct Access, and seeking accreditation.
External link / 1 August 2018
This paper by Prakriti Resources Center (Nepal) sheds light on the gender and climate change nexus, gender mainstreaming as a tool to address gender inequality, gender and climate change policy landscape both at international and national level, gaps and way forward.
News / 10 November 2017
Both ENDS' Niels Hazekamp and Daan Robben are joining the Climate CoP in Bonn to actively follow the negotiations, with a special focus on certain topics such as subsidies and support for fossil fuels, climate finance, climate adaptation, and gender. Both ENDS also co-organises a side event together with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
Event / 20 June 2018, 09:15 - 11:00
The Green Climate Fund aims to support transformational pathways to climate-resilient development, intends to reach those most vulnerable, and commits to a gender-sensitive approach. This session presents an important way of putting these commitments into practice: by engaging small grants funds. These funds can provide the much needed channel between large international institutions and local communities adapting to climate change, and assure financing reaches women and men to contribute to transformative climate action. But how to make this shift in how financing is delivered? The audience will be actively engaged in the discussion to come to concrete suggestions to strengthen local access and gender responsiveness of climate finance.
Publication / 18 June 2018
Globally, the area that is suffering desertification and land degradation is ever expanding. Unsustainable and often large-scale agricultural practices, including the copious use of pesticides and fertilisers, are a major driver of land degradation, aprocess that is further exacerbated by climate change, causing more erratic rainfall patterns, longer periods of drought and unpredictable growing seasons. This is very problematic not only for the hundreds of millions of people who directly depend on land and water for their livelihoods, but also for life on earth as a whole. It is clear that this process must be stopped and reversed, better sooner than later. But how to go about it?
Video / 28 August 2018
The fifth session of our five part series on women's rights and climate finance, Experiences and Perspectives of Women Engaging in Climate Finance, shared the insights of three activists who have been serving as GCF Monitors as part of the "Women Demand 'Gender-Just' Climate Finance" initiative. They spoke about their processes of learning about climate finance and connecting with others to monitor climate finance in their communities and regions, discussed the value they have found in this work, and answered questions from webinar participants.
Video / 14 June 2018
The fourth webinar of a five part series on women's rights and climate finance: Strategies for Organizing to Influence, Monitor, and Track Climate Finance (from Global to Local), focused on strategies to engage with various actors to both facilitate and advocate for the meaningful inclusion of the perspectives and experiences of women's groups, affected communities, and other civil society stakeholders in the design and implementation of projects and programs.
Video / 1 February 2018
The second session of our five part series on women's rights and climate finance, Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Finance Mechanisms, provided an overview of how gender equality has been mainstreamed into global climate finance mechanisms, including a deep dive on gender considerations under the Green Climate Fund by Liane Schalatek of the Heinrich Boell Foundation - North America.
Video / 14 December 2017
This Introduction to Climate Finance is the first of a five part series on women's rights and climate finance, aiming to build knowledge and power to ensure finance flows are benefiting local women's groups, responding to community needs and respecting human rights. This session will outline the climate finance landscape, as well as the key challenges and opportunities we hope to explore in this webinar series.
Small grants funds offer an effective, alternative way to channel big money from large donors and funds to local groups and organisations that are striving for a sustainable and just society everywhere around the world.
News / 14 December 2018
During the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the UNFCCC taking place in Katowice, Both ENDS partner Raju Pandit Chettri – director of Prakriti Resources Centre in Nepal - was one of the selected Southern leaders to meet with the Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Sigrid Kaag. We asked Raju about his expectations, messages, Kaag's responses and his experiences of the meeting.
External link / 29 May 2019
The vast majority of climate finance is channelled to (and through) big institutions and large-scale projects, often without taking into account the wishes and interests of local communities. Both ENDS is working with diverse partners worldwide to address this problem, with a special focus on the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Together with civil society organisations from all over the world, the Fair Green and Global (FGG) Alliance aims for socially just, inclusive and environmentally sustainable societies in the Netherlands and the Global South.
In various countries in the Sahel, vast tracts of land have been restored by the local population by nurturing what spontaneously springs from the soil and protecting the sprouts from cattle and hazards.
GAGGA rallies the collective power of the women's rights and environmental justice movements to realize a world where women can and do access their rights to water, food security, and a clean, healthy and safe environment.
News / 2 February 2020
The world has to stop using fossil fuels, but investment in the sector continues unabated. Investors of all kinds, including banks, insurance companies and pension funds, are hesitant about making the change to sustainable energy and are not sure where to start. In the autumn of 2019, together with the DivestInvest Network and Sustainable Energy (Denmark), Both ENDS published a report entitled ‘Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Businesses’. The report describes five criteria to test whether companies in the fossil sector are actively taking steps to wind down their fossil activities. The criteria are helping investors to choose investments that are in line with the Paris goal of restricting global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius. We spoke to Lars Jensen, Senior Analyst at Sustainable Energy and lead author of the report.