By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache
On Friday 16th of October, a few days before the last negotiations in Bonn ahead of COP 21, the French Ministry of foreign affairs and International development organized a conference on women and climate change challenges.
This conference which aimed to increase women’s access to carbon market and to take climate action brought together about a hundred participants. Secretary-General of the Francophonie International Organisation, Michael Jean, Chairman of the High Council for equal opportunities for women and men, Danielle Bousquet, and Director of the Special Initiatives Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Dr Fatima Denton were among participants.
Mrs Denton who is also in charge of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) of UNECA gave her view on how women can have access to finance with regards to the carbon market.
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