Climate Change

Unleashing the power of women in the renewable energy sector

Unleashing the power of women in the renewable energy sector In the United States, October has been designated as “National Energy Awareness Month”— emphasizing how central energy is to national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being. At IUCN’s Global Gender Office (GGO), we also recognize the importance of energy, particularly renewable energy, and the necessity of […]

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There is no justice in climate change

There is no justice in climate change Today is the Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action—a day for women and our allies to mobilize around the world, to show resistance to false solutions to the climate crisis, and to demonstrate the many viable options that are just and equitable and that honor frontline communities. […]

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GGO participates in Stakeholder Engagement and Governance Session at FLR Forum

GGO participates in Stakeholder Engagement and Governance Session at FLR Forum On September 23, participants gathered for the second day of the FLR Forum in Washington, D.C. to further explore themes related to Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR). The Forum, organized by IUCN and theWorld Resources Institute (WRI), invited participants from governments and partner institutes, in […]

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New EGI data on women’s participation in global environmental decision making

New EGI data on women’s participation in global environmental decision making GGO is pleased to announce a new factsheet on women’s participation in global environmental decision making. In collaboration with UN Women, GGO has created a new EGI dataset that aims to deepen understanding of a broad finding from the EGI pilot phase—that women have […]

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Stop being so sensitive! The shift from gender-sensitive to gender-responsive action

Stop being so sensitive! The shift from gender-sensitive to gender-responsive action From Costa Rica to Cameroon, women are the primary users of many natural resources—playing essential roles in forestry management, sustainable conservation, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Globally, women’s heavy dependence on natural resources and its associated products also means that they often have […]

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Countdown for climate action—are 10 days enough?

Countdown for climate action—are 10 days enough? The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun. As of June 30, there are less than five months left before the leaders of the world meet in Paris at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to make commitments […]

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In-session workshop on gender-responsive climate policy with a focus on mitigation action and technology development and transfer GGO has been in Bonn, Germany, participating in the 42nd sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 42) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 42), as well as the June session of the […]

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IUCN & GCP launch gender & REDD+ feature on the REDD Desk

IUCN and the Global Canopy Programme launch gender and REDD+ feature on the REDD Desk knowledge sharing platform The Global Gender Office (GGO) of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), and the Global Canopy Programme (GCP), are pleased to announce a partnership to integrate gender into the REDD Desk platform—the largest online collaborative resource […]

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TWO-YEAR PROGRAMME ON GENDER UNDER THE UNFCCC

TWO-YEAR PROGRAMME ON GENDER UNDER THE UNFCCC The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) in December 2014 in Lima provided the world with an important milestone to advance the issue of gender equality in relation to addressing climate change. The decision, the Lima Work Programme on Gender […]

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