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Women in Energy: Policy makers called upon to leverage technology

A citizen of the world, Ana Victoria Rojas is challenging the status quo by taking an interest in different cultural backgrounds and designing context-appropriate solutions for achieving social and environmental change. Originally from Costa Rica and a lawyer by trade, Ana entered the energy sector purely by chance and now sports experience working in the […]

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Examples of innovative women’s mitigation activities in IUCN ccGAPs: Cuba

In the Cuba Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) report, some of the many innovative ideas on how to mobilise women’s activities and engagement towards mitigation results include:   Fostering productivity, efficiency and food security at the community level by scaling up women’s best practice seed banks. Promoting the development of human capital in the […]

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Integrating gender considerations into Lao PDR’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

On 4 and 5 September, 38 representatives across government ministries, academia, civil society and international organisations attended the “Elaboration of the Gender Roadmap for Laos NBSAP [National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan]” workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The two-day event resulted in a draft national roadmap for implementing gender considerations in Lao PDR’s NBSAP. This marks […]

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SURVEY  LINKAGES BETWEEN GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES  Inequalities and discriminations based on gender, such as GBV, and environmental unsustainability are deeply interlinked, such that tackling one without addressing the other is unlikely to succeed. Although largely undocumented to date, GBV and environment links may feature in conservation initiatives as well as those focused on […]

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