New EGI data on women’s participation in global environmental decision making

New EGI data on women’s participation in global environmental decision making GGO is pleased to announce a new factsheet on women’s participation in global environmental decision making. In collaboration with UN Women, GGO has created a new EGI dataset that aims to deepen understanding of a broad finding from the EGI pilot phase—that women have […]

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Stop being so sensitive! The shift from gender-sensitive to gender-responsive action

Stop being so sensitive! The shift from gender-sensitive to gender-responsive action From Costa Rica to Cameroon, women are the primary users of many natural resources—playing essential roles in forestry management, sustainable conservation, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Globally, women’s heavy dependence on natural resources and its associated products also means that they often have […]

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3 things I’ve learned at the IUCN Global Gender Office: Barbara Clabots

By Barbara Clabots, IUCN Global Gender Office Intern July 2015 3 things I’ve learned at the IUCN Global Gender Office I’m currently a research intern for the Global Gender Office of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. I dove into gender studies while performing my graduate research at the University of Washington on […]

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IIED: Animating the universal ambition of the SDGs

IIED: Animating the universal ambition of the SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) aspirational, wide-reaching agenda for change is brought to life in a new animation, commissioned by IIED. “Bringing the ‪SDGs‬ to life: real change for real people” seeks to capture the universal ambition set out in the 17 draft SDGs by focusing on the lives and […]

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Countdown for climate action—are 10 days enough?

Countdown for climate action—are 10 days enough? The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun. As of June 30, there are less than five months left before the leaders of the world meet in Paris at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to make commitments […]

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An inside view: Rebecca Snyder

An inside view of GGO: Rebecca Snyder Greetings from New York! Having completed my first three weeks as a student in Columbia University’s MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, I appreciate all I learned during my time as an intern at the Global Gender Office and the important work being carried out by the […]

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GGO switches on to renewable energy with GECCO initiative

GGO switches on to renewable energy with GECCO initiative What is GECCO Energy? While efforts at integrating gender considerations into climate change and energy have progressed over a number of years, they tend to focus on the household scale and there is a significant knowledge gap on gender and large-scale renewable energy, as well as […]

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“Ingeniosas”

“Ingeniosas” “Ingeniosas” es el nombre del concurso sobre innovación organizado por Hivos y la Oficina Global de Género (UICN). Esta iniciativa, impulsada desde el Programa Sociedades Verdes de Hivos, busca promover el rol creador e innovador de las mujeres en el marco del uso y creación de energías renovables en Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, […]

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Apply now! “Ingenious Women” Energy Contest in Latin America

“Ingenious Women” Energy Contest “Ingenious Women” is an innovation contest organized by Hivos and GGO. The initiative, promoted by HIVOS’ Green Societies Program, seeks to promote the creative and innovative role of women within the use and creation of renewable energy in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Peru. The aim is to demonstrate that, in addition to being beneficiaries of fairer access to […]

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