Consulting Women on Climate Change
In September 2015, Pacific leaders from across the region came together to discuss critical issues at The Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit. There were a number of topics on the agenda, with climate change a substantial focus. The creation of gender-inclusive climate change solutions requires consultations with women’s civil society organisations. It is crucial to consider how climate change affects women and children, who make up the majority of affected peoples.
“Women have knowledge and wisdom to share relating to the potential means by which Pacific communities may adapt to and cope with the challenges of climate change. Thus, women’s CSOs need to be able to meaningfully participate in decision-making and have a say in addressing many of the local causes of climate change.”
IWDA’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women program supports local women’s CSOs in the Pacific in their advocacy efforts to encourage coherence between civil society and government.