GECCO IUCN GGO is working in partnership with USAID to address gender issues through programming and support to partner governments in a new initiative called GECCO — Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities.
Energy Equality on Earth Day Each year, on April 22, people from across the globe gather to celebrate the environment, the protection of our ecosystems, and all of the benefits that natural resources provide on Earth Day. This year, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, I would like to pause and look specifically at the […]
An inside view of the EGI: Melissa Luna This post was written by EGI Fellow Melissa Luna In early 2014, while writing my thesis as a graduate student at the University of Washington, I came across the recently launched 2013 pilot phase of the Environment and Gender Index (EGI), developed by IUCN. After my own […]
It’s a fact! Environment and Gender Index data reveals women’s rights make a difference Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD), the global community comes together to champion the rights of women, marking an opportunity to not just commemorate women, women’s achievements, and progress toward equality, but to also take stock—to carefully study […]
The IMF says ninety percent of countries have some kind of legal restriction on women’s economic activity. So, even when the law isn’t directly related to the workforce, how much do these restrictions affect their employment and the economy? Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director, IMF Sonali Jain-Chandra, Senior Economist, IMF Monique Newiak, Economist, IMF Christian Gonzales, […]
What it means to act “like a girl” Super Bowl XLIX drew a historic 114.5 million viewers this February, which means that millions and millions of men, women, boys, and girls saw Always’ powerful “Like a Girl” commercial. For those who missed it, the “Like a Girl” ad, and associated #LikeAGirl campaign, highlighted how vulnerable […]
GGO recently contributed to a Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) blog post on participatory gender research. Click to read Voices and views: How participation in gender research enriches understanding.
Quisiéramos empezar el año compartiendo con Ustedes una entrevista a Lorena Aguilar, Consejera Mundial de Género de UICN, que se realizó en el marco de la clausura del Grupo de Desarrollo de Capacidades en Género y Conservación,, el pasado mes de noviembre.
IUCN World Parks Congress: Inspiring Leadership in a Changing Climate This past November, GGO participated in the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. This once-a-decade Congress focuses on conservation of world parks and the issues surrounding them. At this Congress, in particular, key issues and themes focused on the challenges of development and climate […]
2015 Momentum for Change: Call for Applications Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, governments and other key players that are taking the lead on tackling climate change can nominate their game-changing projects for a prestigious United Nations award. On January 21, the United Nations Climate Change secretariat opened the call for applications for the 2015 Momentum […]