As countries look to revise their NDCs and accelerate climate action to 2020 and beyond, integrating gender equality into NDC planning and implementation takes on significant global importance for ensuring effective NDC action and equitable outcomes. Women and other disadvantaged groups face higher risks to climate-related hazards and are disproportionately affected by negative climate change effects due to their reduced agency to respond to natural hazards and unequal participation in climate-related planning, decision-making, and implementation.

With a review of the Lima Work Programme on Gender scheduled in November 2019 at COP 25, and as countries elaborate Gender Action Plans in the lead up to this, countries could benefit from a forum to learn about how other countries are supporting gender-responsive NDCs, and identify ways to engender climate action on the ground.


  1. Allow members to share their insights and country experiences on supporting gender-responsive NDC planning and implementation;
  2. Strengthen political support for practical action on integrating gender into NDC policy, planning and implementation;
  3. Identify key entry points for action within respective countries and institutions, and
  4. Highlight available NDC Partnership knowledge resources to further support gender mainstreaming into NDCs.
This is not a public event.


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