As the University for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian University has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for its research strategy. Its flagship Centre for Climate Justice is committed to addressing the overarching objective of the SDGs of ‘leaving no one behind’.
This event will shine a spotlight on the need for Advancing Equitable, Just & Gender Sensitive Climate Finance. How can we accelerate and promote the practical action and radical change that is required to help the poorest communities and particularly women and girls get access to climate finance? How can we enable them to build resilience and reduce their vulnerability to climate-related disasters at all levels; households, the community and the economy?
This thought-provoking conversation will connect world-leading experts with the public to inspire participation and discuss locally-led action plans on gender-sensitive, climate just and inclusive climate financing needs.
Former President of Ireland Dr Mary Robinson will deliver a key-note address providing insights on the challenges faced by communities as they try to access finance and the success stories of women’s negotiating skills around accessing climate finance.
Macro-perspectives into how financing structures have changed and what remains to be done to bridge the climate just financing gap for women will be explored. We will deep-dive into the processes developed via the Climate Justice Lab in Brazil for progressive social change.
This event will be opened by Professor Pamela Gillies, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Glasgow Caledonian University and Chaired by Professor Tahseen Jafry, Director of the Centre for Climate Justice at GCU.