Interview with John Knox: what causes violence against environmental defenders?

IUCN NL’s Femke Wijdekop invited two internationally renowned human rights lawyers to engage in a conversation on the challenges environmental defenders face and how to tackle them. As the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox is the leading ambassador for defenders who are fighting for their right to a sustainable environment. Netherlands-based human rights lawyer Jan […]

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IUCN launches gender training package at World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER 2017)

From August 27 to September 1, 2017, 1,500 delegates from intergovernmental organisations, governments, research institutes, NGOs and the private sector will gather in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil for a conference hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). […]

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GECCO Webinar: Indicadores de género en el sector energético

Indicadores de género en el sector energético: su importancia y aplicación en América Latina Este webinar se llevó a cabo de 22 junio de 2017 Los indicadores pueden ser utilizados para diferentes propósitos, incluyendo la evaluación de proyectos y políticas, así como la cuantificación de beneficios generados o la disminución de consecuencias negativas de una intervención. […]

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GECCO Webinar: Addressing gender considerations in large-scale energy infrastructure policies and project development

GECCO Webinar: Addressing gender considerations in large-scale energy infrastructure policies and project development This webinar was hosted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies, to institutional reforms and project development, increasing energy access and providing a low emission development pathways for many around the world. It […]

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Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future

26 April 2017 In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide sources of income. However, in these communities, planting trees and restoring the landscape provides opportunities and benefits for […]

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GECCO Webinar: Innovative Finance Mechanisms to Unlock Women’s Entrepreneurship and Energy Access

GECCO Webinar: Innovative finance mechanisms to unlock women’s entrepreneurship and energy access This webinar was hosted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Women face different—and sometimes greater—challenges than their male counterparts in entrepreneurship and asset acquisition. At times, social and cultural barriers may impede women from becoming landowners or from other assets, which hinders opportunities to access […]

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