Climate and Security: Advancing a Gender Lens

Thursday, June 11
10:00am-11:00am EDT

Watch the webinar:

With Opening Keynote Remarks by:

Mrs. Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders

Featuring a Panel Discussion with:

Mr. Pekka Haavisto
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Ms. Rachel Kyte
Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University

Moderated by Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Global thought leaders have an open dialogue on gender, climate and security. The distinguished panel discussed why these linkages matter and strategies for advancing this agenda in the policy arena, as well as through innovative practice and investments. This event marked the launch of two important reports: “Gender, Climate and Security: Sustaining Inclusive Peace on the Frontlines of Climate Change” – a groundbreaking policy report by UNEP, UN Women, UNDP and DPPA – and GIWPS’ report “Women Building Resilient Cities in the Context of Climate Change: Lessons from Sierra Leone.”