gender equality

USAID and IUCN Partner to Advance Gender in the Environment

  Noting World Water Day and reflecting on International Women’s Day movements and Women’s History Month in a number of countries, USAID and IUCN examines its partnership on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender equality outcomes. By Lorena Aguilar and […]

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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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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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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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Planting roots for a sustainable and equitable future

26 April 2017 In Malawi, when asked what trees should be planted as a part of forest landscape restoration (FLR) projects, local stakeholders—predominantly male—suggested trees that provide timber, charcoal, and furniture-making materials commonly used only to provide sources of income. However, in these communities, planting trees and restoring the landscape provides opportunities and benefits for […]

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AGENT (GECCO) Energía Webinar: Herramientas de mitigación y consideraciones de género para la implementación de NDCs

La Serie de Webinars AGENT (GECCO*) Energía Presenta: Acciones climáticas: herramientas de mitigación y consideraciones de género para la implementación de NDCs Este webinar se llevó a cabo del 20 abril de 2017. En los últimos años se ha dado un viraje importante en cuanto al reconocimiento de la importancia que tienen las consideraciones de género en […]

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