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Ισότητα των φύλων και κλιματική αλλαγή: προς την ενσωμάτωση της διάστασης του φύλου στην Ευρωπαϊκή Πράσινη Συμφωνία

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Opinion Number: CDR 2509/2021
Rapporteur: TÜTTŐ Kata
Commission: ENVE
Status: Adopted
Date: 27/01/2022
 
Highlight the importance of effectively mainstreaming gender as a driver in the climate policies, since the announced integration of the gender perspective in all major climate Commission initiatives is not explicit
Promote women's participation in climate change decision-making as an important factor for more gender responsive and efficient climate change policies and programmes through actions across the EU institutions, government bodies and public authorities at all governance levels.
Underline Local and regional authorities (LRAs) are best placed to integrate social issues (like gender) with climate action, since they are the level of government closest to the people.
Identify opportunities in the field of green entrepreneurship so that women's contribution in green economic activities become essential to achieve equitable sustainable development.
Propose solutions to avoid energy poverty and to improve public transport so that all citizens can better benefit from the transitions.
Link the EU work on gender mainstreaming with the international level.
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS



- reaffirms that gender equality is a core European value, and a fundamental principle of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties and in Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union;

- highlights that there are important links between gender, climate change and other environmental challenges; points out that women and men are likely to be affected differently by the impacts of climate change, have different perceptions of and attitudes towards options for climate change mitigation, and are affected differently by the socioeconomic impacts of climate policy; believes that women and girls can act as catalysts of behavioural change;

- considers that a gender-sensitive approach can better respond to the needs and capacities of all citizens. Local and regional authorities (LRAs) are best placed to integrate social issues with climate action, since they are the level of government closest to the people and play a key role in implementing legislation;

- stresses that women's contribution in green economic activities is essential to achieve equitable sustainable development and should be seen and valued; women and girls can also benefit from the opportunities in the field of green entrepreneurship and become green employers rather than employees;

- is concerned that gender mainstreaming does not feature among the 11 assessment criteria set out in the Resilience Facility Regulation;

- welcomes the preamble of the Paris Agreement, which calls for gender equality to be achieved and for women's empowerment to help limit global warming to be fostered; embraces the recognition made in the Paris Agreement of the need to adopt gender-responsive approaches in adaptation and capacity-building efforts, but regrets the lack of action in this regard and the lack of a further implementation plan.

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Speech at Energy Poverty Advisory Hub Launch Event 2021

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22 Nov
 

TIME4MULTI-LEVEL ACTION HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE

Time4MultilevelAction High Level Dialogue
Session organized by the ICLEI World Secretariat

This first session of #Time4MultilevelAction Dialogues coincides with the World Leaders Summit at COP26 to be held on 1-2 November and just after the global observance of 31 October World Cities Day.

Therefore this #Time4MultilevelAction High Level Dialogue is designed as a global dialogue through a diversity of national and regional experiences but with a view to explore options to influence outcomes of COP26 in order to ensure multilevel action becomes the new normal in the new phase Paris Agreement, as the beacon of hope for ambitious action in the age of climate emergency.

 
01 Nov
 

COP26 official delegation

 
01 Nov
 

Speaker – EUSEW2021 – Launch Equality Platform for the Energy Sector – 25/10/21 at 16h

 
25 Oct
 

Speaker at LEONARDO 4 CHILDREN 2021: CLIMATE ACTION & GENDER EQUALITY

 
01 Oct
 

Bilateral meeting with Ms. Eva Lindström, European Court of Auditors

 
20 Jul
 

Bilateral meeting with Ms. Marina García Alonso, DGCLIMA Equality coordinator

 
20 Jul
 

Speech Ms. Tutto at Report launch "A gender-transformative European Green Deal? How to deliver policies for people and planet"

organised by The European Environmental Bureau and Women Engage for a Common Future

 
16 Jul
 

Bilateral with Ms Ruth Lopian Equality Coordinator DG MOVE (MOVE.DDG1.B.5 - Social Aspects, Passenger Rights & Equal Opportunities)

 
12 Jul
 

Bilateral Ms Tutto- Ms Regner, Chair of the EP FEMM committee

 
29 Jun
 

Bilateral with Ms. Réka Horváth Deputy Head of Unit Recovery and Resilience Task Force – SG.RECOVER.B.3

 
29 Jun
 

Meeting with Ms. Réka Sáfrány, Ms. Bori Juhasz and Ms. Kata Kevehazi (European Women's Lobby)

 
29 Jun
 

Bilateral with Ms Paula Abreu Marques, HoU Energy policy: Strategy and Coordination (ENER.A.1) and Gender Equality coordinator

 
28 Jun
 

Bilateral with EP's FEMM Committee Ms Regner

 
28 Jun
 

Written consultation

 
24 May
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