Islamabad, 14 September 2022 (TDI): The Embassy of France in Pakistan announced the call for applicants for the Gender and Climate Awards on Wednesday. These awards will contribute to promoting the inclusion and leadership of women in climate action in Pakistan.

Women play a significant role in combating the negative effects of climate change. They produced food, take care of the environment, and work to raise the standard of living in their neighborhoods.

Supporting efforts that emphasize the importance of women’s leadership and participation in climate action is important.

The Gender and Climate Awards by the French embassy are in accordance with the National Climate Change Policy of the Government of Pakistan’s Gender Policy Objectives.

The gender and Climate Award also serves as a tangible follow-up to the Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP), which was introduced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) in July 2022.

The ccGAP promotes gender equality as a basic concept and includes women in local and national-level policy programs.

Moreover, it emphasizes the necessity of increasing the integration of gender considerations such as addressing women’s unique vulnerability to natural disasters and comprehending women’s role in agriculture and food production.

To encourage the participation and leadership of women in climate action, IUCN is accepting applications for the Gender and Climate Awards.

Objective of the Gender and Climate Awards

The main purpose of these awards is to draw attention to the crucial role that women play in the battle against climate change and the necessity of including gender equality in all policies emerging from the Paris Agreement.

The award will promote positive actions and practical solutions for a fairer and healthier world, led by women from civil society.

The Paris Agreement’s goal of encouraging youth participation in climate action and gender equity and justice is addressed through this initiative. The Awards highlight projects, initiatives, and gender-or women’s-focused projects and responses.