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Who owns the Earth: Why the world needs women on Earth Day and beyond

Who owns the Earth: Why the world needs women on Earth Day and beyond April 22, 2016 Representing a scientific environmental organization focused on valuing and conserving nature, we are often asked why the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has had a Global Gender Office for more than 20 years and why women’s […]

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New publication on gender & REDD+

New publication on gender & REDD+ April 2016 For those interested in gender as it relates to REDD+, a new publication is coming out that will be of help: Gender and Forestry:  Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains, and Emerging Issues, edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, and Marlène Elias (London, Earthscan/CIFOR, 2016).  This […]

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Can Better Data Lead to More Women in Environmental Leadership? By Maggie Roth, IUCN Global Gender Office Posted: April 11, 2016; Originally posted on the Wilson Center’s NewSecurityBeat.   The saying goes, what hasn’t been counted doesn’t count. Our latest datasets for the Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform are proving this true. It is […]

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Of the INDCs submitted as of March 24, 2016, 40% mention “gender” and/or “women” in the context of their national priorities and ambitions for reducing emissions.

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