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Strengthening The Role of Women in Climate Action

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Funding to ensure women from Global South have say on climate.

A package of measures to strengthen the role of women from the Global South in climate action has been announced at COP27 by Environment Minister Mairi McAllan.

A total of £150,000 will be provided to WEDO to enable women from the Global South to attend UN climate negotiations at COP28 in Dubai and to provide women in indigenous communities with the resources to scale up local climate solutions. 

Speaking at a Scottish Government-hosted panel on the gendered impacts of climate change, the Environment Minister also announced £50,000 to create a new Fellowship at the University of Dundee.

It will give women human rights defenders from the Global South the opportunity to spend several months in Scotland, where they can continue their work in a place of safety.

Environment Minister Mairi McAllan said:

“At COP26, we pledged to use our influence to provide marginalized groups with a platform and access to international dialogues and we are delivering on that promise.

“We know that women and girls are disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis and one of the most important ways we can address this is by enhancing women’s participation in climate change policy and decision-making.

“That’s why we are working with WEDO to make sure that more women from the global south can attend and influence crucial climate negotiations, including next year’s COP28 in Dubai.

“In doing so, we are actively placing women exactly where they need to be – at the centre of climate action that will successfully deliver on the promise of the Paris Agreement.”

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