Climate Change

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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Putting women and girls at the heart of conservation and climate action

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International agreements on biodiversity (CBD), sustainable development (Agenda 2030) and—most recently—climate change (the Paris Agreement) present new opportunities for engaging women and accelerating equitable action. From Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) processes to biodiversity strategies and […]

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The Importance of Gender Equality in Conservation: Interview

In the past, conservation policy rarely paid attention to gender issues. But this is now changing, and for a very good reason: Considering gender when planning policy helps to ensure that women benefit from the conservation action as much as men. In many countries, both women and men depend on protected areas for a living, […]

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A new online course builds capacity on gender and environment linkages

At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam, IUCN is pleased to join efforts in the launch of a free Open Online Course on Gender and the Environment. The course is an initiative led by the GEF and Small Grants Programme in partnership with the GEF Gender Partnership, of which IUCN is […]

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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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