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International Women’s Day 2018

Pressing for progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment At IUCN, gender equality and women’s empowerment has always been critical to our work. As one of the first environmental organisations to integrate gender considerations into our analyses and policy work, our experience and knowledge have long underscored our recognition that a sustainable future for all […]

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The Key to Climate Change Adaptation

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) hosted a conversation on integrating women’s participation into climate change adaptation on February 26, 2018 in conjunction with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. Issues of climate change and natural disasters are of utmost importance to Dr. Minerva Pinelo from Belize’s Community Preparedness and Resilience Project. As […]

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A gender specialist’s view of responsive forest landscape restoration

Knowing that forest landscape restoration (FLR) opportunity assessments are stakeholder driven processes, the specific actions to ensure women and men fully participate in, and equally benefit from, FLR are imperative. We discussed ways to address and overcome gender gaps and biases and avoid reinforcing gender inequalities with Jackie Siles, Senior Gender Coodinator from the IUCN […]

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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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AGENT Energy Webinar: Powering a gender-responsive future through energy policies and frameworks

Energizing Equality: Powering a gender-responsive future through energy policies and frameworks This webinar was held on 24 October, 2017. The International Union for Conservation of Nature Global Gender Office (IUCN GGO), in collaboration with ENERGIA and with support from USAID, launched an Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform analysis exploring if and how gender considerations […]

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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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