At COP20, Parties adopted the Lima Work Programme on Gender (Decision 18/CP.20), which aims to further advance the implementation of existing gender mandates across all areas of the UNFCCC and to advance the integration of gender equality in all climate policies. Parties and accredited UNFCCC observer organisations were encouraged to submit views on the matters to be addressed at an insession workshop on gender-responsive climate policy with a focus on adaptation and capacity-building, and training for delegates on gender issues3 . The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights welcome the opportunity to share views on the scope, potential outcomes and information to be covered during the in-session workshop. Our submission focuses on three priorities we feel are essential for effective and gender equitable climate adaptation policies:
- Empowering local women’s movements;
- Ensuring secure land rights for women;
- Capacity building that empowers women;
- Financing gender-responsive adaptation.