September 08, 2023 Friday
CCC Commissioner Rachel Anne S. Herrera, Atty. Siavash Rahbari, Country Manager of IDLO Philippines, Kristine Rosary E. Yuzon-Chaves, PCW Executive Director, and DENR Undersecretary Analiza Rebuelta-Teh led the virtual ceremonial signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for “Advancing Women’s and Girls’ Action through the Rule of Law” project.
MANILA, 08 SEPTEMBER 2023 – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) is committed to a whole-of-government and whole-of-world approach in advancing women's and girls' engagement in climate action.
The CCC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the IDLO’s “Advancing Women’s and Girls’ Action through the Rule of Law” project.
The project will provide technical assistance to the government on: (1) the conduct of legal assessment on Gender, Climate Change, and Environment-related laws and policies; and (2) capacity-building on Gender and Climate Change for civil society organizations.
The MOU was signed through a virtual ceremony led by CCC Commissioner Rachel Anne S. Herrera, Chair of the CCC Gender and Development Focal Point System, Atty. Siavash Rahbari, Country Manager of IDLO Philippines, Kristine Rosary E. Yuzon-Chaves, PCW Executive Director, and DENR Undersecretary Analiza Rebuelta-Teh, Chair of the DENR Gender and Development Focal Point System.
"This partnership will be instrumental in our efforts to assess how our current laws and public resources enable, or if they at all hinder, the empowerment of women and other vulnerable sectors. Ultimately, we want to address policy gaps and pave the way for women to take on more leadership and decision-making roles in climate programs so that our actions are more effective as they consider women’s perspectives," Herrera said.
Building partnerships is among the thrusts of the CCC in its role as the lead policymaking and coordination body within the government on climate change matters. Under the Climate Change Act, the CCC is mandated to ensure that all government policies, plans, programs, and projects are gender-sensitive.
“This MOU will catalyze and reinforce gender mainstreaming through environmental and climate change policies and legislation,” emphasized CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje.
IDLO is an intergovernmental entity that promotes the rule of law to advance peace and sustainable development based in The Hague, Netherlands.
For more information about the CCC’s gender mainstreaming activities, visit the website of the CCC at https://climate.gov.ph and https://niccdies.climate.gov.ph/.