This policy and advocacy note sets out Plan International’s calls to action for COP26, which provides an opportunity to ensure that gender transformative education is recognized as crucial in driving climate justice.
The new sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the harsh reality of the climate crisis that people on the frontlines have faced for years. Extreme weather events and other climate change-related impacts will continue to have catastrophic impacts on these communities for decades unless urgent action is taken to stay below the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees of warming.
COP26 provides the opportunity to ensure that transformative gender education is recognized as crucial for climate justice, building on the ambitious commitments made in the G7 Declaration on Girls ‘Education and the World Summit on Girls’ Education. education earlier this year.
This policy and advocacy note presents Plan International’s calls to action for COP26, which, at a glance, are:
1) Increase ambition in terms of emissions reduction and financing
2) Invest in education
3) Engage young people in a meaningful way
4) Prioritize gender in all UNFCCC processes and support action on gender