Over the next two weeks, world leaders and key stakeholders from around the world will come together at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in order to accelerate action toward the goals of 2015’s landmark Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate.

Global problems require global solutions that keep the health and rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), of girls and women, in all their intersecting identities, at the center.

Across social and cultural contexts, girls and women are among the most at risk of experiencing detrimental effects to their SRHR owing to the impacts of climate change. On the other hand, when SRHR are met, girls and women are better equipped to manage the shocks of climate change and contribute to climate solutions.

Join us in calling on world leaders at COP26 to work across sectors and generations to match our shared aspiration of a healthier, more gender-equal world for all people with gender-just climate action.

We invite you to tune in to the events Women Deliver staff, Young Leaders, and partners will participate in and to check out the key resources, below, reinforcing the intrinsic linkages between climate change, gender equality, and SRHR.

Our Recommended Events
Feminist Action for Climate Justice
Monday, November 1 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM ET 

Join the
Women and Gender Constituency in discussing the struggles, hopes, and lessons learned in pushing for true climate justice, centered around human rights and gender equality.

This event will be held virtually and in-person at
Green Zone Tower Base North. 

2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change
Saturday, November 6 | 5:00 AM-1:30 PM ET 

Join the World Health Organization (WHO), the 
Global Climate and Health Alliance, and health professionals around the world on the margins of COP26 to call on governments and private sector actors to work together to drive a healthy and resilient recovery from COVID-19. 

This event will be held virtually and in-person at Glasgow Caledonian University. 

Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action
Tuesday, November 9 | 6:00 AM-8:00 AM ET 

Building on the work of the
 Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice and the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan, this event will bring together Ministers, civil society, business leaders, and activists to drive gender-responsive climate action through the announcement of new and strengthened commitments.
Addressing Climate Adaptation Through Strengthening Health and Protection Systems
Tuesday, November 9 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM ET 

At COP26, this important session convened by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and featuring WHO, UNFCCC, and key Member States, will bring together international stakeholders on the topic of climate-resilient health and protection systems that integrate SRHR, and the importance of adequate climate adaptation financing.

This event will be held virtually and in-person at the COP26 Health Pavilion.

Twitter Chat: How Young Leaders Are Connecting Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Climate 
Wednesday, November 10 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM ET 

Join the
#NextGenerationIsNow Partnership, convened by Pathfinder International, Girl Up, the Guttmacher Institute, and Women Deliver in a conversation with young people around the world about the importance of investing in and partnering with youth to drive action at the intersection of SRHR and climate change. 

This event will be held on Twitter. 

Build Adolescents' Resilience to Climate Change
Wednesday, November 10 | 6:15 AM-7:15 AM ET 

PMNCH, in collaboration with the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA), YOUNGO, and the Tremendas Collaborative Platform in a conversation with global leaders, youth activists, and health professionals on the importance of prioritizing adolescents’ well-being in climate adaptation strategies. 

Key Resources for Gender-Just Climate Action, With a Focus on SRHR

Key Demands for COP26

This document outlines the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC)'s key demands for COP26, including a call on decision-makers to invest in gender-just climate action, gender-transformative climate education, and health, including SRHR.

 Read the demands
 Take action on social media

Climate Justice and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Register today to view the Virtual Gender Market Place Poster Gallery of COP26 on Tuesday, November 9 between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM ET. The Gallery will serve as a space for presentations, networking, and collaboration between diverse actors working to promote gender-just climate action.
The Women and Gender Constituency and the SRHR-Climate Justice Coalition, co-convened by WEDOIpas, and Women Deliver, will be presenting an issue brief on the interlinkages between climate change and SRHR.

 Step 1: Register by November 6
 Step 2: Visit the virtual poster gallery
 Step 3: Explore the Issue Brief
 Step 4: Join the Coalition
Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

This infographic, developed by the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development OfficeFP2030, the UNFCCC Gender Secretariat, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Women Deliver outlines why climate justice is only possible when SRHR are fully realized, and what can be done to implement a rights-based and intersectional approach to the realization of SRHR as part of climate change adaptation measures. 

 Check out the infographic
Gender Equality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Climate Change Are Linked

These reports by Women Deliver and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are designed to be used by decision-makers and advocates to better understand the linkages between climate change, gender, and SRHR and to align efforts to design and implement gender-just policies, programs, and national plans to address climate change.
ICYMI: Building Forward Better: Advancing SRHR for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

During this event, Women Deliver joined Member States, UN entities, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders in an evidence-based dialogue about the urgent need to integrate SRHR in gender-responsive strategies to adapt to climate change. 

 Click here to view the event recording and additional resources to take action.

✨ Help Us Spread the Word ✨

The WGC's Color Campaign is a way for advocates to call attention to key feminist demands for COP26 by wearing the associated color on each day of the Conference.

Click here to download WGC's daily color campaign graphics to post on social media throughout COP26. 

Click here to help us reinforce the linkages between SRHR and climate action throughout COP26 by posting the messages and graphics from our social media toolkit, and by including the hashtags #COP26, #ClimateSRHR, and #SRHRClimateJustice. 

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