Paris. Women. Now what?


Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

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In Mali, a women’s collective helps enhance their resilience by strengthening food security. Photo: Imen Meliane / UNDP Mali

Coming off the heels of the climate change negotiations in Paris in December, which led to a momentous agreementfor acting collectively on climate change, we have reason to feel proud and energized.

Now our focus shifts to how we can support countries in implementing their climate targets or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).  This will only be possible if we tap the knowledge, foresight, engagement, and action of all segments of our societies, especially those of women.

As we have seen in our work on climate change, there is a direct relationship between gender equality, women’s empowerment, and climate change. As the key household energy managers and food producers in the developing world, women are disproportionately

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