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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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Statement to the COP23 SBI on the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan

Statement from IUCN’s Global Senior Gender Advisor Lorena Aguilar, serving as a delegate from Costa Rica to the UNFCCC to the SBI upon the approval of the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan text: Today we celebrate the first Gender Action Plan for the UNFCCC. Today we are making history. Gender issues, for us countries from the […]

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

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy 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 […]

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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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