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GECCO Webinar: How gender-responsive methodologies can support Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

GECCO webinar: How gender-responsive methodologies can support Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) This webinar was hosted on January 27, 2017. Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place institutionally, through national policies and reforms, and through project development and implementation. It has been a central pillar of international commitments towards achieving universal access to modern […]

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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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Beyond the birds and the bees: Recognizing the fundamental link between women and biodiversity on International Women’s Day

Beyond the birds and the bees: Recognizing the fundamental link between women and biodiversity on International Women’s Day March 8 is International Women’s Day—a time to stop, reflect, appreciate and champion women around the globe. Women are leaders, professors, engineers and farmers, they are core to human existence. Women also make up make up significant […]

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The power of women: combating blizzards, droughts and the changing climate

The power of women: combating blizzards, droughts and the changing climate In the past seven days, the east coast of the United States was hammered with one of the biggest snowstorms it has ever seen and a breaking report was published stating that 2015 broke records as hottest year in history by about 0.14°C. All around […]

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GGO launches a suite of new products on gender & climate change

GGO launches a suite of new products on gender & climate change In preparation for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) twenty-first meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP21), GGO has created new knowledge products to enhance understanding on gender and climate change. The following publications have been released in Paris at […]

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The IUCN Global Gender Office has developed new Environment and Gender Index (EGI) datasets in preparation of UNFCCC COP21. This data and accompanying factsheets will be shared and promoted at COP21 in Paris this week and next. To learn more about GGO’s priorities and schedule at COP21, read this post. EGI Brief: Gender & Mitigation Actions Key […]

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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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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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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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