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Intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) are a critically important tool for the advancement of the ultimate objective of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is to stabilise greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous climate change. While the principal purpose of the INDCs is to encourage […]

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The Twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22), alongside the Twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP12), First session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1), Forty-fifth […]

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In the 20 years since their inception, the Rio Conventions have made important progress in advancing their work. Given that climate change, biodiversity and desertification are interconnected, the conventions explored possible cooperation in these areas. In response, the Joint Liaison Group among the secretariats of the CBD, the UNCCD and the UNFCCC was established in […]

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This blog post details the experiences of YMCA Youth Ambassadors during Gender Day at COP21, Paris 2015.   On Tuesday, the YMCA-RGE inside team engaged with #GenderDay as youth gender ambassadors for the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Gender Program (IUCN). Gender equality is important for us, and we as an international team have a […]

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Women, particularly those in developing countries, are on the frontlines of climate change. One of the focus of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change initiative is “Women for Results” that showcases women leadership on climate action around the world. Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser, IUCN, speaks at Momentum for Change: Women for Results event at […]

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Gender in Mitigation Actions: EGI Brief

To effectively, efficiently, and equitably respond to climate change, countries must develop gender-responsive mitigation and adaptation strategies—not least because women are among those disproportionately and adversely affected by climate change and are seldom included in relevant decision-making processes to identify and implement solutions. Mitigation actions are measures undertaken to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and […]

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