Woman Political Leaders – Champions in fighting climate change

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Climate change is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing. As the global climate emergency intensifies, governments will gather in Madrid for the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 (2 to 13 December 2019) to take the next crucial steps to address this global problem.

What role women in general, and political leaders in particular, play in responding to this challenge? How are they leading climate actions? What are the barriers to their full and equal participation in decision making and management?

During the COP25 Conference, on 3rd December 2019, on the occasion of the No Planet B Latino Summit – gathering the 100 most influential Latinos committed to climate action to date – WPL rallies the experience of women champions in the fight against climate change.

A key objective of COP25 is to raise overall ambition also by completing several key aspects with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Other key areas at COP25 include adaptation, loss and damage, transparency, finance, capacity-building, Indigenous issues, oceans, forestry, gender and more.

To stabilize global temperature rise by 1.5 Celsius by the end of this century, we need to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. It’s an extremely difficult challenge, but meeting it is absolutely necessary to the health, safety, and security of everyone on this planet—both in the short- and long-term.” said Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change.

The No Planet B Latino Summit – a half-day event – is a media event to highlight the leadership of Ibero-America in the fight against climate change and build global pressure towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The summit will serve as a unique platform to: present the 5B+ Coalition, a portfolio of 500 climate projects for Latin America and the Caribbean, and launch a climate media fund to increase media coverage in the region.

The event is sponsored by the Chilean government, R20, CC35, Sachamama, Advanced Leadership Foundation and the Office of Rosalía Arteaga for the Global Transition. 100+ high-level multisector personalities, politicians, CEOs, journalists, influencers, indigenous leaders and heads of NGOs will be among the attendees. The summit will feature media interviews, panel discussions, inspiring speakers, press conferences and cultural activities.

The agenda is available here: http://noplanetbsummit.org/agenda/

More information about the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25)

The 25th UN Climate Change Conference features the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the United Nations Framework Convention to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 51st meetings of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies – the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 51) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 51). The previous UN climate conference, COP24 in Katowice Poland, focused on completing work on the Paris Agreement Work Programme, a set of decisions meant to operationalize the treaty. Parties adopted a Climate Package, which includes decisions on nearly all of the issues mandated as part of the Paris Work Programme.