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17 May 2016

Mary Robinson Foundation

Mary Robinson Foundation emphasises importance of human rights informed climate action & female participation at Bonn conference

"Bonn Climate Change Conference – May 2016," 17 May 2016

The latest round of UN climate change negotiations is underway in Bonn…The Foundation is attending the meeting to highlight the importance of human rights informed climate action. The Foundation is encouraging Parties to share experiences and build their capacity to adopt a human rights based approach to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. In addition the Foundation is working with partners to ensure that women…are enabled to participate in climate policy decision-making. The Foundation believes that grassroots women should be recognised as agents of change in the development of local and national responses to climate change…Therefore, the global climate response…under the UNFCCC should enable the meaningful participation of grassroots women to benefit from their knowledge and expertise…[T]he Foundation is supporting two grassroots women to participate in the…workshop scheduled by the Lima Work Programme on Gender…Josephine Castillo from the Philippines and Rosemary Wambua from Kenya will present their experiences of working on climate change at a community level…