SHARM EL SHEIKH / COP27 GENDER

14-Nov-2022 00:03:36
On Gender Day at COP27, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said, “Women and girls are essential, effective and powerful leaders to address the climate crisis. But they remain largely undervalued and underestimated.” She reiterated, “there's a very simple and effective solution – put women and girls in the lead.” UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: SHARM EL SHEIKH / COP27 GENDER
TRT: 3:36
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CHECK SHOTLIST FOR DETAILS
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 14 NOVEMBER 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT / FILE
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FILE – UNHCR – OCTOBER 2022, MAURITANIA – CREDIT ON SCREEN

1.Wide shot, lake Mahmouda and surrounding dry area
2. Med shot, refugees and host community planting trees and watering

FILE – UNHCR - SEPTEMBER 2022, BAIDOA, SOMALIA – CREDIT ON SCREEN

3.Wide shot, displaced women at a water point
4.Close up, hand on a tap

14 NOVEMBER 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYTP

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Women and girls are experiencing alarming levels of poverty. And economic deprivation, increasing their vulnerability to gender-based violence, and UNDP projections indicate that about 90 million women in Africa could be food starved by 2050.”

FILE – WFP - 17 AUGUST 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – CREDIT ON SCREEN

6. Wide shot, mothers with children at Juba Nutrition Centre in a camp for Internally Displaced People
7. Various shots, mothers with children at Juba Nutrition Centre in a camp for Internally Displaced People

14 NOVEMBER 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYTP

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Women and girls are essential, effective and powerful leaders to address the climate crisis. But they remain largely undervalued and underestimated with limited access to training extension services and the technology necessary for effective adaptation to the impacts of climate change. There's a very simple and effective solution – put women and girls in the lead.”

FILE – UNHCR - 30 JULY 2022, MINAWAO, CAMEROON – CREDIT ON SCREEN

9. Various shots, woman taking care of the nurseries

14 NOVEMBER 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYTP

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The transition to a green economy provides a unique opportunity to reduce environmental risks and ecological scarcities while strengthening women's resilience to climate change. Women can accelerate action towards gender equality for green resilient and inclusive development. National Green Jobs strategies currently underway in several countries in the region must ensure women's active participation in decision making forums and technical task forces. They must create institutional spaces for dialogue and policy solutions, where women can bring their perspectives and expertise to designing gender responsive economic policy, planning and budgeting.”

FILE – WFP - 27 OCTOBER 2022, TWIC COUNTY, WARRAP STATE, SOUTH SUDAN – CREDIT ON SCREEN

11. Various shots, women harvesting rice

14 NOVEMBER 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYTP

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders:
“There’s a promise to double adaptation in climate financing by 2025. That is extraordinarily important for women because they are doing so much on the ground to build communities. We are not talking about lost and damage, the lost and damage suffered by women and girls is disproportionally terrible. So again, we need to have a mosaic of approaches, but we need the financial facilities, hope at this COP that they are strongly calling for.”

FILE – UNHCR - 09 FEBRUARY 2022, OUALLAM, NIGER

13. Wide shot, women at farm
14. Med shot, woman with baby on her back, watering plants in community farm

14 NOVEMBER 2022, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYTP

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders:
“And I am working with a lot of women leaders now to start a women led broader movement to link with everybody else but make it women led because we actually understand the problem on the ground, we have much more empathy for them, and we have much for realization of just how real they are and just how strongly the gender divide of those problems needs to be taken into account.”

FILE – IFAD – CAMBODIA – PLEASE CREDID IFAD ON SCREEN

16. Various shots, hydroponic farming

FAO - MARCH 2021, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH – PLEASE CREDIT FAO ON SCREEN

17.Close up, farmer using mobile transaction app
18.Med shot, farmer selling her products
19.Close up, costumer paying a farmer
STORYLINE
On Gender Day at COP27, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said, “Women and girls are essential, effective and powerful leaders to address the climate crisis. But they remain largely undervalued and underestimated.” She reiterated, “there's a very simple and effective solution – put women and girls in the lead.”

In a video message for an event today (14 Nov) on African Women Climate Change Realities: Adaptation, Mitigation and Response, in Sharm El-Sheikh, the UN deputy chief reiterated that gender inequality and climate change pose grave threats to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, adding that it is particularly true for Africa.

According to the WMO, water stress and hazards like weathering droughts and devastating floods are hitting African communities, economies and ecosystems hard. High water stress is estimated to affect about 250 million people on the continent and displaced up to 700 million individuals by 2030.

Mohammed took the looming famine in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa as example to explained how climate change can exacerbate water shocks, threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and destabilizing communities, countries and entire regions. She said that Somalia after four consecutive failed rainy seasons, one third of livestock have perished since mid-2021. More than 1.2 million people affected by the drought are women and girls of reproductive age.

The UN deputy chief also noted, “women and girls are experiencing alarming levels of poverty, and economic deprivation increasing their vulnerability to gender-based violence.”

UNDP projections indicate that about 90 million women in Africa could be food starved by 2050.

While evidence shows that women are bearing the brunt of climate change, Mohammad said, they can also play a crucial role in climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.

She said, “women and girls are essential, effective and powerful leaders to address the climate crisis. But they remain largely undervalued and underestimated with limited access to training extension services and the technology necessary for effective adaptation to the impacts of climate change.”

The UN deputy chief reiterated, “there's a very simple and effective solution – put women and girls in the lead.”

Mohammed added, “the transition to a green economy provides a unique opportunity to reduce environmental risks and ecological scarcities while strengthening women's resilience to climate change. Women can accelerate action towards gender equality for green resilient and inclusive development.”

She continued, “National Green Jobs strategies currently underway in several countries in the region must ensure women's active participation in decision making forums and technical task forces. They must create institutional spaces for dialogue and policy solutions, where women can bring their perspectives and expertise to designing gender responsive economic policy, planning and budgeting.”

In an interview, Mary Robinson, former Irish President and now chair of the Elders said, “there’s a promise to double adaptation in climate financing by 2025. That is extraordinarily important for women because they are doing so much on the ground to build communities.”

She continued, “the lost and damage suffered by women and girls is disproportionally terrible. So again, we need to have a mosaic of approaches, but we need the financial facilities.”

Robinson also said that she is working with many women leaders to start a women led broader movement to link with everybody else.

She said, “we actually understand the problem on the ground, we have much more empathy for them, and we have much for realization of just how real they are and just how strongly the gender divide of those problems needs to be taken into account.”
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