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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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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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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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A strong beginning makes way for improved results: Equality in climate finance mechanisms

A strong beginning makes way for improved results: Equality in climate finance mechanisms Climate change is happening now and it’s happening globally—it affects everyone everywhere. However, climate change will not affect everyone equally. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states in its 2014 fifth official report, and as countless studies and projects have subsequently […]

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Reaching the Peak in 2015

The IUCN Global Gender Office (GGO) is climbing a mountain. We have been climbing this mountain for some time now, and in January, we entered the final ascent. This trek has been strenuous, rewarding and sometimes frustrating. There have been highs and lows along the way, but ultimately it is a worthwhile journey, we will […]

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Integrating Gender into the UN Climate Change Negotiations

Integrating Gender into the UN Climate Change Negotiations Maria Prebble is a M.E.M Candidate in Environmental Economics and Policy at Duke University. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and Environmental Studies from Wellesley College. Maria is currently an Environment Gender Index Fellow with the IUCN Global Gender Office. Women are disproportionately adversely affected by […]

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12 months to get to Paris

Watch Lorena Aguilar discuss on Climate Change TV how the Lima work program on gender is an incredible step forward in the UNFCCC process, as well as the willingness of the Peruvian COP presidency in allowing the gender work program to come forward in Lima. She also highlights the path ahead of us leading to the […]

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