Belizean Delegates Address Climate Change and Gender Equality in Mexico
Senator Isabel Bennett Moody and Senior Clerk Assistant Eudice Gibson represented Belize at two parliamentary network meetings in Mexico City last week. They attended the 7th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network on Climate Change and the 15th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality, on September 28th and 29th. The gathering, which brought together more than 50 parliamentarians and around 20 parliamentary staff from the Americas and the Caribbean was held under the theme “A food secure future: Building people and planet-centered strategies.” Participants discussed Legislative actions that would ensure food security in the region and explored women’s leadership in initiatives that promote food security in the hemisphere, and its relationship to climate change. Senator Bennett Moody was a panelist at the gathering and presented on the main threats that climate change poses to food and nutrition security in Belize. She also highlighted parliamentary actions being taken to promote climate-resilient and inclusive transformation of food systems.