A strong beginning makes way for improved results: Equality in climate finance mechanisms Climate change is happening now and it’s happening globally—it affects everyone everywhere. However, climate change will not affect everyone equally. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states in its 2014 fifth official report, and as countless studies and projects have subsequently […]
On our way to Bonn—and one step closer to a gender-responsive climate change agreement? The Global Gender Office (GGO) team is gearing up to head to Bonn in a few weeks to participate in the next round of climate change negotiations, a major session on the road to COP21 in Paris at the end of […]
GGO helps develop 19 gender equality and conservation products for the Amazon The Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon (ICAA) is a long-term regional program created by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which brings together and integrates the efforts of more than 30 partner organizations, both local and international, to strengthen conservation of […]
EGI: Gender in Environmental Policy and Programming The EGI team is gathering a new dataset on gender in environmental policy and programming–and we need your help! Surveys EGI_Survey&CoverLetter_English EGI_Survey&CoverLetter_Spanish Download and complete this survey if you are an expert on national-level gender and/or environmental policies Please email your completed surveys to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 […]