COP21: follow through on the new climate agreement must be strong, just and gender responsive

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Alison Marshall, IPPF’s Senior Advocacy Adviser and Carina Hirsch, Population and Sustainable Development Network Advocacy and Policy Manager, spoke to UNFCCC TV at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris to share the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance’s call for COP 21.

As Carina and Alison specify in the interview, in order to implement mitigation and adaptation strategies effectively, climate change plans must consider both health and gender dimensions. In particular, evidence from projects with communities shows that improving access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and voluntary family planning in particular, is a win-win for women, communities, and the planet.