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U.N. plan strengthens women’s role in climate action

Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally by Lorena Aguilar and Ambassador Melanne Verveer Last week marked a milestone in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Bonn, world leaders at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP23) under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

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Statement to the COP23 SBI on the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan

Statement from IUCN’s Global Senior Gender Advisor Lorena Aguilar, serving as a delegate from Costa Rica to the UNFCCC to the SBI upon the approval of the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan text: Today we celebrate the first Gender Action Plan for the UNFCCC. Today we are making history. Gender issues, for us countries from the […]

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IUCN COP23 Gender Side Event: From policy to action – How gender equality can inform mitigation actions

Organised by IUCN This side event presents the findings of the two latest reports from IUCN’s Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform on energy policies and SEforALL country action documents. Examples of how countries are implementing gender-responsive actions to increase the uptake of renewable energy technologies will also be presented. The side event will close […]

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A future detoxified

Ensuring gender considerations in the management of hazardous chemicals and wastes through the Gender Action Plan of the Secretariat of the BRS Conventions In Nigeria, Stella Mojekwu pauses with worry when she sees a seemingly commonplace view: women applying lotions, deep frying foods to eat, and handling other oil-based products. As the Chief Environmental Scientist […]

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Blog: Energizing Equality in the Energy Sector

Energizing Equality in the Energy Sector By Maggie Roth and Maria Prebble Every day, millions of people flip switches to turn on the lights or warm up the house, while millions of others light candles or wood-fired stoves. While most people know that the source of the energy we use varies according to where we […]

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Interview with John Knox: what causes violence against environmental defenders?

IUCN NL’s Femke Wijdekop invited two internationally renowned human rights lawyers to engage in a conversation on the challenges environmental defenders face and how to tackle them. As the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox is the leading ambassador for defenders who are fighting for their right to a sustainable environment. Netherlands-based human rights lawyer Jan […]

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IUCN launches gender training package at World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER 2017)

From August 27 to September 1, 2017, 1,500 delegates from intergovernmental organisations, governments, research institutes, NGOs and the private sector will gather in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil for a conference hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). […]

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AGENT (GECCO) Energía Webinar: Fomentar la participación de las mujeres en el sector energético: su importancia y experiencias en América Latina

Fomentar la participación de las mujeres en el sector energético: su importancia y experiencias en América Latina Este webinar se llevó a cabo de 19 julio de 2017 La evidencia empírica sugiere que la integración de las mujeres en todos los niveles de la cadena de valor energética conducirá a iniciativas de energía limpia más […]

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AGENT (GECCO) Energía Webinar: Indicadores de género en el sector energético

Indicadores de género en el sector energético: su importancia y aplicación en América Latina Este webinar se llevó a cabo de 22 junio de 2017 Los indicadores pueden ser utilizados para diferentes propósitos, incluyendo la evaluación de proyectos y políticas, así como la cuantificación de beneficios generados o la disminución de consecuencias negativas de una intervención. […]

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