REDD+

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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Who owns the Earth: Why the world needs women on Earth Day and beyond

Who owns the Earth: Why the world needs women on Earth Day and beyond April 22, 2016 Representing a scientific environmental organization focused on valuing and conserving nature, we are often asked why the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has had a Global Gender Office for more than 20 years and why women’s […]

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New publication on gender & REDD+

New publication on gender & REDD+ April 2016 For those interested in gender as it relates to REDD+, a new publication is coming out that will be of help: Gender and Forestry:  Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains, and Emerging Issues, edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, and Marlène Elias (London, Earthscan/CIFOR, 2016).  This […]

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Gender and REDD+ Case Study Series This Gender and REDD+ Case Study Series was prepared for IUCN with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via the Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO)* initiative. GECCO* leverages advancements in women’s empowerment and gender equality through, and for, the benefit of climate change and […]

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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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Rural Women Participate in Mexico’s Elaboration of the National REDD+ Strategy

Rural Women Participate in Mexico’s Elaboration of the National REDD+ Strategy Last Friday, September 18, in Mexico City, more than a 100 women from rural areas participated in the consultation forum for the National Strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (ENAREDD+). Through this construction process, ENAREDD+ expects to incorporate a gender perspective and to […]

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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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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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