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U.N. plan strengthens women’s role in climate action

Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally by Lorena Aguilar and Ambassador Melanne Verveer Last week marked a milestone in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Bonn, world leaders at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP23) under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

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Statement to the COP23 SBI on the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan

Statement from IUCN’s Global Senior Gender Advisor Lorena Aguilar, serving as a delegate from Costa Rica to the UNFCCC to the SBI upon the approval of the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan text: Today we celebrate the first Gender Action Plan for the UNFCCC. Today we are making history. Gender issues, for us countries from the […]

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IUCN COP23 Gender Side Event: From policy to action – How gender equality can inform mitigation actions

Organised by IUCN This side event presents the findings of the two latest reports from IUCN’s Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform on energy policies and SEforALL country action documents. Examples of how countries are implementing gender-responsive actions to increase the uptake of renewable energy technologies will also be presented. The side event will close […]

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