Application Deadline: August 18th, 2015
- Travel Funds: Participation of Women Advocates in the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Apply for the “Mobilizing Women for Climate Justice” travel funds to attend COP21 in Paris. Funds are available for women advocates to participate in the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCC COP21), to take place December 2015 in Paris, France.
The “Mobilizing Women for Climate Justice” travel fund will support selected advocates to prepare for and attend the UNFCCC meetings as well as for capacity building activities.
The Paris UN climate conference in December 2015 will deliver a new universal climate change agreement. The new agreement is aimed at putting the world firmly on track to a low-carbon, sustainable future that keeps a global temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius.
Travel support will include transportation to and from the upcoming UNFCCC negotiations, accommodation, and a daily subsistence allowance (DSA). Advocates will attend the meetings as representatives of their regions/networks/alliances/communities and engage effectively with other CSO Constituencies of the UNFCCC to develop and lobby concrete policy recommendations.
- Travel support will include transportation to and from the upcoming UNFCCC negotiations, accommodation and a daily subsistence allowance (DSA).
- In addition, a select number of small stipends may be made available for participants to conduct local consultations and capacity building sessions before or after meetings.
- Advocates will attend the meetings as representatives of their regions/networks/alliances/communities, and engage effectively with allies and partners across CSO Constituencies of the UNFCCC to develop and lobby concrete policy recommendations.
- They will arrive one day prior to the start of the meeting in order to attend a training and strategy session.
- Advocates will also participate in relevant webinars or conference calls planned prior to and in between sessions.
- Capacity building will include training on the UNFCCC process, developing lobby positions, effective advocacy and media outreach.
- Applications can be submitted in English (preferred), French or Spanish.
- Advocates will be selected to ensure a diverse representation of regions, experience and networks. Advocates will be selected from civil society and may not represent a Government, UN agency, Intergovernmental Institution or a private company. Individuals representing indigenous, youth, and/or migrant networks or communities at the frontlines of climate impacts are encouraged to apply.
- Preference will be given to those who are available to attend at least two of the upcoming UNFCCC meetings. All fully completed applications will be considered.