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.
Hoewel het recht op water, voedsel en een schone leefomgeving in internationale rechtssystemen is vastgelegd, worden deze rechten in veel landen op grote schaal geschonden. Vooral vrouwen kampen hiermee, omdat het veelal hun taak is om hun gezin te voeden en water te halen, maar ook omdat ze weinig te zeggen hebben over het gebruik van natuurlijke hulpbronnen.
Economic Justice Network
In this video we see Maria Mkhatswa, who is claiming the right of her people to have access to clean water, like they had years ago, when the coal mining industry had not yet polluted the whole area. The three part series 'Reality of Mine' gives a voice to women affected by mining in India, Kenya and South Africa. With the support of international NGOs Both ENDS and ActionAid, they have begun to stand up for their rights.