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How can we drive investment to locally-driven adaptation?


Day 3 opened with a Gender and Climate Talanoa. A Talanoa is an inclusive, participatory conversation – and this Talanoa included climate negotiators, policy makers, private sector representatives, practitioners and women at the grassroots.

The Talanoa was opened by Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Robinson highlighted the importance of  valuing ‘lived experience’ in climate discussions. Another panelist, Stella Gama, Deputy Director of Forestry at Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, told the gathering that local and traditional knowledge voices are central to climate action.

The Talanoa discussions focused on how to help grassroots and indigenous women participate in local, national and international decision making on climate action. Read More…

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